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: Birdland: a History of Jazz

Animation set to April in Paris, played by the Count Basie Orchestra.

: People's Century

How Africa and India fought for independence from their colonial rulers. Part of the Lost Decade season.

: The World

With Nisha Pillai.
Followed by Weather


Unknown: Nisha Pillai.

: Birdland: a History of Jazz

Animation set to Dizzy Gillespie 's A
Night in Tunisia.


Unknown: Dizzy Gillespie

: Trouble in Store

In this affable comedy from 1953, Norman Wisdom makes his film debut as a shop stock clerk who longs to become a window-dresser. Part of the Lost
Decade season.


Unknown: Norman Wisdom

: Little Kinsey

In 1949, results of Britain's first sex survey were considered so shocking that they remained unpublished - until now. Passionless marriages, prostitution, homosexuality and adultery were widespread, yet divorce rates stayed low, as this fascinating snapshot of sex lives in postwar Britain reveals. Part of the Lost Decade season. New. The way we were...: page 29

: Talking Bob Dylan Blues: a Tribute Concert

Billy Bragg ,
Willy Mason and KT Tunstall are among those performing their favourite Dylan songs at London's Barbican. Chronicles: Volume One, Fri 9.15pm Radio 2


Unknown: Billy Bragg
Unknown: Willy Mason

: .. Sings Dylan

: covers by Joan Baez ,
Bryan Ferry , Eric Clapton and others


Unknown: Joan Baez
Unknown: Bryan Ferry
Unknown: Eric Clapton

: Dylan in the Madhouse

Bob Dylan 's role in a 1963 TV play, The Madhouse on Castle Street.

: Madeleine Albright Talks to Mark Lawson

: the former US secretary of state discusses her life and career

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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