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: World News Today;


: Transatlantic Sessions

1/6. Performances of folk, country and traditional music from Strathgarry House near Killicrankie in the Perthshire highlands.

: BBC Young Musician of the Year

LNew. Four male pianists compete to secure the last remaining place in the grand final, which can be seen next Sunday on BBC2. See panel.

: Fever - the Music of Peggy Lee

New. A celebration of the life and near 60-year career of singer Peggy Lee, featuring her signature hits and rare footage.

Beginning The Music from Mad Men night. See page 108
Stuart Maconie on Peggy Lee and Nat King Cole: page 28

: Kings of Cool: the ClassicCrooners

A celebration of famous musical icons, including Frank Sinatra , Dean Martin and Bing Crosby.


Unknown: Frank Sinatra
Unknown: Dean Martin
Unknown: Bing Crosby.

: The World of Nat King Cole

The life of the American jazz musician who became one of the world's leading vocalists in an era of racial tension. Part of The Music from Mad Men.

: The Avengers

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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