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: Reading the Decades

The penultimate instalment in the voyage through popular literature of recent times. In the Swinging Sixties, an atmosphere of social change paved the way for ground-breaking books that included Catch-22, Lady Chatterley's Lover and The Naked Ape.

: BBC4 Sessions: Radio Tarifa

The first in an evening of concerts showcasing pan-global musicians at the Union Chapel in Islington, north London. Spanish trio Radio Tarifa combine flamenco with ancient Yiddish and African music, while Javier Ruibal and guitarist Tito Alcedo perform songs that marry North African rhythms to flamenco.

Contributors

Unknown: Javier Ruibal
Guitarist: Tito Alcedo

: BBC4 Sessions: Salif Keita

This profile of the Malian Afro-pop pioneer charts his career and includes songs from his recent album Moffou.

: BBC4 Sessions: Baaba Maal

Senegalese musician Baaba Maal and his group Dande Lenol perform with an electric band, brass section and theatrical dancers. Featuring a duet with Mansour Seek.

Contributors

Unknown: Dande Lenol

: BBC4 Sessions: Martin Carthy and Friends

This concert brings together English folk legend Martin Carthy and some of his most important collaborators.

Contributors

Unknown: Martin Carthy

: Bjork at the Royal Opera House

The idiosyncratic singer from Iceland is captured in concert at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden, London, in December last year, performing material that spans her solo career, including songs from her recent album, Vespertine.

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Singer: Bjork

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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.

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