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: The Desk

4/10. What are the hot topics in global media?

: Family Ties

Winifred O'Donnell 's granddaughter Alison discovers that her grandmother was a bigamist who abandoned her first family.


Unknown: Winifred O'Donnell

: The World

With Kirsty Lang.
Followed by Weather


Unknown: Kirsty Lang.

: Nation on Film

6/6. Cine camera footage reveals how Asian immigrants who arrived in Britain during the period of the 1950s to the 1970s adapted to their new life.

: The DVD Collection

Woody Allen talks to Stuart Maconie about writing, philosophy and Anything Else. Jennifer Cox gets romantic with Before Sunset and Richard Jobson relives 16 Years of Alcohol. Plus the early films of Wong Kar-Wai .


Talks: Woody Allen
Unknown: Stuart MacOnie
Unknown: Jennifer Cox
Unknown: Richard Jobson
Unknown: Wong Kar-Wai

: BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards

Live performances from Martin Carthy, Steeleye Span, Tom Paxton, Ramblin' Jack Elliot, Eddi Reader and Karine Polwart accompany the presentation of awards including singer of the year and a lifetime achievement prize. An eclectic roll call of guest presenters includes Terry Pratchett, Noddy Holder, Bruce Dickinson and Charles Kennedy. See Wed's radio choice, p132.
Phill Jupitus on Oysterband: page 40


Unknown: Martin Carthy
Unknown: Tom Paxton
Unknown: Jack Elliot
Unknown: Karine Polwart
Unknown: Terry Pratchett
Unknown: Bruce Dickinson
Unknown: Charles Kennedy.
Unknown: Phill Jupitus

: Coppersongs

A profile of folk musician Bob Copper , tracing the path from his Sussex farming roots to world recognition.


Musician: Bob Copper

: BBC4 Sessions: June Tabor

one of England's greatest folk voices captured at LSO St Luke's in London

: Jazz Britannia

Live at the Barbican - Gilles Peterson: bringing the Impressed compilations to life with Michael Garrick, John Surman, Stan Tracey and Norma Winstone. See Saturday's choice.


Unknown: Gilles Peterson
Unknown: Michael Garrick
Unknown: John Surman
Unknown: Stan Tracey
Unknown: Norma Winstone.

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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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