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: Sarah Kennedy

: Wake Up to Wogan

With the Children in Need auction.

: Ken Bruce

: Jeremy Vine


: Graham Norton

: Chris Evans

: Mark Radcliffe and Stuart Maconle

With a discussion of the Great British Songbook's more vital exponents.

: Nigel Ogden

With The Organist Entertains.

: Journeys to Glory: the Spandau Ballet Story

Following their auspicious and ear-catchingly mannered 1980 debut hit To Cut a Long Story Short and the critically noted Chant No 1 (I Don't Need This Pressure on) in 1981, London act Spandau Ballet evolved into video-era stars, surpassed only by Duran Duran as the biggest thing to come out of the New Romantic movement. Their pull with the rock press took a nosedive, but their chart confidence and export status soared, especially with the 1983 breath-heavy ballad blockbuster True and its follow-up Gold. Fan Jonathan Ross looks at the quintet's 1980s peaks and excesses, their decline and bitter break-up, and this year's re-formation. Featuring interviews with the band. Producer Des Shaw


Unknown: Duran Duran
Unknown: Jonathan Ross
Producer: Des Shaw

: That Western Swing Thing

2/5. Asleep at the Wheel frontman Ray Benson traces the history of Western swing. The story continues with the early careers of Texan band leaders Bob Wills (1905-75) and Milton Brown (1903-36), who performed together in several bands. Each went on to achieve even greater fame with their own acts, though Brown died young in a car crash.


Unknown: Ray Benson
Leaders: Bob Wills
Leaders: Milton Brown

: Janice Long

: Alex Lester

About this project

This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

We hope it helps you find information about that long forgotten BBC programme, research a particular person or browse your own involvement with the BBC.

Through the listings, you will also be able to use the Genome search function to find thousands of radio and TV programmes that are already available to view or listen to on the BBC website.

There are more than 5 million programme listings in Genome. This is a historical record of the planned output and the BBC services of any given time. It should be viewed in this context and with the understanding that it reflects the attitudes and standards of its time - not those of today.

To read scans of the Radio Times magazines from the 1920s, 30s, 40s and 50s, you can navigate by issue.

Welcome to BBC Genome

Genome is a digitised version of the Radio Times from 1923 to 2009 and is made available for internal research purposes only. You will need to obtain the relevant third party permissions for any use, including use in programmes, online etc.

This internal version of Genome, which includes all the magazine covers, images and articles as well as the programme listings from the Radio Times, is different to the version of BBC Genome that is available externally/to the public. It is only available inside the BBC network.

Your use of this version of Genome is covered by the BBC Acceptable Use of Information Systems Policy and these terms.

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