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: Jon Holmes

Sits in for Shaun Keaveny.


Unknown: Shaun Keaveny.

: George Lamb

Bon Iver performs live.
Face behind the voice: page 135


Unknown: Bon Iver

: Nemone

With Ace Norton , director of the video for France's Eurovision entry Divine, sung by Sebastien Tellier.


Unknown: Ace Norton
Sung By: Sebastien Tellier.

: Steve Lamacq

Current music.

: Tom Robinson

New music, including live sets.

: 6 Music Plays It Again

Seven More Days That Rocked the World
Stuart Maconie recalls the late 1979 release of the Sugarhill Gang's Rapper's Delight, which is credited as the first rap record to enter Billboard's Hot 100. The good-natured Harlem trio's single - which samples Chic's Good Times - reportedly sold over eight million copies worldwide but peaked at 36 in the US pop charts. A top-three hit here in the UK, it kick-started a rap (and later hip-hop) revolution.


Unknown: Stuart MacOnie

: Gideon Coe

With live sets from the archive.

: Chris Hawkins

Archive sets by Hot Chip and Vashti Bunyan , and Alan Freeman profiles rock 'n' roll impresario Larry Parnes.


Unknown: Vashti Bunyan
Unknown: Alan Freeman
Unknown: Larry Parnes.

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.

BBC Guidance

This historical record contains material which some might find offensive
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