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: Sarah Kennedy

: Ken Bruce

Including a week-long spotlight on a new album and, after 11.30, Tracks of My Years,with musician and designer Klaus Voormann selecting two more of his ten favourite records.


Designer: Klaus Voormann

: Jeremy Vine


: Steve Wright

: Chris Evans

: Mark Radcliffe and Stuart Maconie

Rock-savvy banter, with guest Noddy Holder.


Presenter: Mark Radcliffe
Presenter: Stuart Maconie
Guest: Noddy Holder

: The Comedy Hour: The Blagger's Guide to.... Jazz

3/6. Music enthusiast David Quantick explains the ins and outs of jazz. Armed with fake archive footage, adverts and recordings, he offers comically constructed and occasionally untrue explanations of the American genre, continuing with Miles Davis, swing and jazz piano.


Presenter: David Quantick

: Alan Carr's Comedy Outings

3/6. A scripted comedy-clip show featuring distinctively camp comedian Alan Carr, who is thrown into bizarre escapades in which things inevitably go wrong. Tonight's instalment finds Alan chained to a wall in a Colombian cellar with a monkey for company, and weaves archive snatches of Jack Dee, Peter Kay and Tommy Cooper.


Presenter: Alan Carr

: Suzi Quatro

American radio oldies and nostalgia, tonight featuring US chart hits from 1981, a year of no transatlantic number ones, though the Human League's Don't You Want Me topped the US charts in mid-1982. Featuring discs by Heart,
Christopher Cross and Don McLean.


Unknown: Christopher Cross
Unknown: Don McLean.

: Janice Long

With a live session by electronic-pop quartet Metronomy.

: 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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