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: The Desk

3/10. What are the hot topics in global media?

: Family Ties

Successful artist Wolfgang, brought up in the UK, learns that his childhood hero Uncle Walter was, in fact, a Nazi.

: The World

International news.
Followed by Weather

: Nation on Film

4/6. The series on 20th-century social history examines how the Church in the UK used film to offer salvation to the permissive society of the 1950s and 60s.

: The DVD Collection

A jazz special in which Stuart Maconie is joined by critic John Fordham, pianist Julian Joseph, singer Gwyneth Herbert and saxophonist Soweto Kinch to discuss work by, among others, Nina Simone, Art Blakey and Chet Baker.


Presenter: Stuart Maconie
Panellist: John Fordham
Panellist: Julian Joseph
Panellist: Gwyneth Herbert
Panellist: Soweto Kinch

: Jazz at the BBC

British jazz from the BBC's archives over the past 25 years, including performances by Stan Tracey, Annie Whitehead, Courtney Pine and Soweto Kinch.


Unknown: Stan Tracey
Unknown: Annie Whitehead
Unknown: Courtney Pine
Unknown: Soweto Kinch.

: Jazz Britannia

3/3. How a new generation pushed British jazz to unprecedented levels of popularity during the 1980s with artists such as Courtney Pine , and the emergence in the 1990s of Jamie Cullum 's brand of easy-listening jazz. Terence Stamp narrates.


Unknown: Courtney Pine
Unknown: Jamie Cullum

: Father Time

Dick Fontaine 's film capturing Art Blakey 's 1986 visit to London to mingle with the new generation of jazz messengers, the black British players and dancers who emerged during this period.


Unknown: Dick Fontaine
Unknown: Art Blakey

: as 9pm

: Kikujiro

Film. An amoral gangster accompanies a shy boy looking for his mother. In Japanese with English subtitles. Review page 63. 2.25 as 10pm

: as 7.30pm

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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