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: Lauren Laverne

Sitsinfor ShaunKeaveny

: George Lamb

On-air chaos and mayhem, with a session by Melbourne band Midnight Juggernauts.

: Nemone

Guests and listeners' requests.

: Steve Lamacq

: Tom Robinson

New music, with live studio sets.

: 6 Music Plays It Again

Seven More Days that Rocked the World
Stuart Maconie looks at the dramatic downfall of American DJ Alan Freed , who allegedly coined the phrase "rock 'n' roll" and was the MC for what is credited as the first ever rock concert, which attracted 20,000 fans of popular music's then hot new genre. But the so-called "father of rock 'n' roll" - whose love of both black and white music coincided with gains in racial integration - lost his career when he was found guilty of granting airplay to record companies that offered "payola".


Unknown: Stuart MacOnie
Unknown: Alan Freed

: Gideon Coe

With archive live sets.

: Chris Hawkins

Archive live sets. Plus a profile of Brian Epstein in part two of Starmakers and Svengalis.


Unknown: Brian Epstein

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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This historical record contains material which some might find offensive
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