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: Soweto Strings

The story of distinguished British viola player Rosemary Nalden , who opened the Buskaid Music School in the South
African township of Soweto.


Unknown: Rosemary Nalden

: Marc Bolan: the Final Word

The Pop, What Is It Good For? strand continues. Thirty years after his death, the elfin Marc Bolan's rise to fame with T Rex is retold with a mixture of rare concert footage, home movies, and contributions from friends and contemporaries. See panel.

: Pop Britannia

3/3. How the post-punk movement of the early 1980s put British music back in the world spotlight, but also ushered in a new era of manufactured, production-line pop. See page 110.

: Tommy

Ken Russell 's satirical adaptation of the rock opera written by Pete Townshend and the Who, starring Roger Daltrey , Oliver Reed and Ann-Margret. A few months after her husband goes missing during the Second World War, Nora Walker gives birth to a son whom she names Tommy. Later, the boy is rendered deaf, dumb and blind, but his life is transformed when he discovers pinball. (1975, 15)


Unknown: Ken Russell
Written By: Pete Townshend
Unknown: Roger Daltrey
Unknown: Oliver Reed
Unknown: Nora Walker

: Pop Britannia

: Pop Britannia

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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