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: Coast

3/13. Nicholas Crane sees the dramatic Severn Bore before moving on to the coast of South
Wales. (AD)


Unknown: Nicholas Crane

: African School

4/8. The school's headmaster Mr Ntairaho introduces a system of surprise pregnancy testing. Repeated tomorrow night on BBC2


Introduces: Mr Ntairaho

: Matt Monro: the Man with the Golden Voice

The story of Matt Monro, the young Londoner born Terry Parsons who became one of the world's most popular ballad singers.
Narrated by Neil Pearson.


Narrator: Neil Pearson

: The World of Nat King Cole

Stevie Wonder , Whoopi Goldberg , BB King and OutKast's Andre 3000 pay tribute to the singer and his importance in the civil rights movement.


Unknown: Stevie Wonder
Unknown: Whoopi Goldberg

: Josephine Baker - the First Black Superstar

Chronicling the life of the pioneering black entertainer, who exploded taboos on race and sexuality.

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: as 11.30pm

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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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