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: Playing Elizabeth's Tune

The life and music of William Byrd , thought by some to be the greatest of all English composers. A devout Catholic, he found favour with the Protestant Elizabeth I and survived into his 80s. Including a complete performance of the Mass for Four Voices, sung by the Tallis Scholars at Tewkesbury Abbey.


Unknown: William Byrd

: Blues Britannia: Can BlueMen Play the Whites?

New. Documentary charting the British love of the musical genre over a 20-year period from the 1950s.
Contributors including Keith Richards ,
Paul Jones. John Mayall and Bill Wyman study the inspiration of American artists such as Muddy Waters, how young white audiences came to love the music, and the increasing international dominance of UK-based performers as the 1970s dawned. See panel.


Unknown: Keith Richards
Unknown: Paul Jones.
Unknown: John Mayall
Unknown: Bill Wyman

: Blues at the BBC

New. Archive footage of blues performances from the past 50 years. Featuring famous songs by Son House , The Kinks, BB King, John Lee Hooker and Eric Clapton , plus lesser-known tracks by Freddie King , Delaney and Bonnie, and Long John Baldry.


Songs By: Son House
Unknown: John Lee Hooker
Unknown: Eric Clapton
Unknown: Freddie King
Unknown: John Baldry.

: Mad Men

12/13; series two. The Mountain King In southern California, secrets are revealed when Don is reacquainted with an old friend. At Sterling Cooper, Peggy's ideas impress representatives of Popsicle after a brainstorming session with Ken and Sal. See choice, page 82. Shown on Tuesday at 10pm
For cast see BBC2. page 90

: Blues Britannia

Can Blue Men Play the Whites?

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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