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: In Search of Speed

Documentary focusing on the dramatic land-speed record duels between
Craig Breedlove and Art Arfons that took place during the 1960s and saw the 400, and 600mph barriers broken.


Unknown: Craig Breedlove
Unknown: Art Arfons

: Blues at the BBC

The Blues Britannia season continues with 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.
Shown yesterday


Unknown: John Lee Hooker
Unknown: Eric Clapton.

: Bobby Bland: Two Steps from the Blues

New. Profile of the American singer Bobby "Blue" Bland, who developed a sound that blended gospel with the blues. Also known as "The Lion of the Blues", he is considered by many to be one of the finest singers in postwar blues and has been championed by the likes of Van Morrison. See panel.

Bobby Bland: Two Steps from
Put his name alongside Sam Cooke and Ray Charles, for if Bobby Bland didn't invent the soul ballad, he gave it a matchless, subtle tenderness. This wonderful biographical film has plenty of talking heads - Van Morrison, BB King, Mick Hucknall among them - but not at the expense of music. Superb live performances show why they rate Bland so highly. His story begins with the blues and illuminates the history of pop from the 1950s on. And when Bland purrs, growls and caresses a song, quite simply, you feel it. This is top-drawer stuff in every way. GE


Unknown: Van Morrison.

: Blues on Later.... withJools Holland

tair. Performances by many of the jreatest blues artists that have appeared on the music variety show, including BB King, Bo Diddley ,
Eric Clapton and Seasick Steve. See panel.
Repeated on Thursday at 10.30pm Later Live.... with Jools Holland continues on Tuesday at 10pm on BBC2


Unknown: Bo Diddley
Unknown: Eric Clapton
Unknown: Seasick Steve.
Unknown: Jools Holland

: Rock Family Trees

The career of Fleetwood Mac, famous for their complicated inter-band relationships as well as their music.

: Originals: Long John Baldry

Profile of the late British singer John William Baldry, whose enthusiasm for the blues inspired The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and Eric Clapton.

: John Mayall

: 40 Years of the Blues

: Bobby Bland

Two Steps from the Blues

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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