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: Arena: Chelsea Hotel

From Mark Twain to Sid Vicious , New York's Chelsea Hotel has been a haven for performers and artists. In the first of a week of repeats celebrating Arena's 30th birthday, the BBC documentary strand explores the offbeat worlds created behind the Chelsea's drab doors.


Unknown: Mark Twain
Unknown: Sid Vicious

: Arena: Masters of the Canvas

Fascinated by wrestling legend Kendo Nagasaki, Paul Yates learned that pop artist Peter Blake shared this interest. Could he get the men together for a portrait of - and interview v.ith - the mysterious Nagasaki?


Unknown: Paul Yates
Artist: Peter Blake

: Arena at 30

Bob Dylan ,
Jean Genet , Orson Welles and Francis Bacon are among the subjects in a look back at memorable edilions of the past 30 years. With film makers Alan Yentob , Anthony Wall and Nigel Williams. New. The Inside Story: page 60


Unknown: Bob Dylan
Unknown: Jean Genet
Unknown: Orson Welles
Unknown: Francis Bacon
Unknown: Alan Yentob
Unknown: Anthony Wall
Unknown: Nigel Williams.

: Arena: The Burger and the King

Fried peanut butter and jelly sandwiches are on the menu as Arena documents the life and cuisine of Elvis Presley - whose talent was matched by his appetite. Elvis also features in Arena: My Way on Tuesday at 10.30pm


Unknown: Elvis Presley

: Arena: James Ellroy's Feast

of Death A noir romp through the crime writer's mind and landscapes, including his mother's murder, from which sprang hard-boiled work such as LA Confidential and American

: as 9pm

: Arena

Searching for the Wrong-Eyed Jesus:
Jim White 's 2003 road trip throtgh the Deep South. Featuring the Handsome Family, David Johansen and Cat Power


Unknown: Jim White
Unknown: David Johansen

: as 9pm

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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