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: Seasick Steve:Bringing It All Back Home

Following the musician to Mississippi and Tennessee as he reflects on his past, charting his rise from homelessness to become a favourite on the festival circuit. Part of Folk America Night.

: Folk America

1/3. Exploring the revival of American folk music, beginning with the recording boom of the 1920s, when artists such as The Carter Family and Jimmie Rodgers first appeared.
9.00 2/3. Exploring the increasingly political edge adopted by folk music after the Depression and the emergence of artists Leadbelly, Woody Guthrie ,
Pete Seeger and Josh White.
10.00 3/3. How the genre became the domain of more commercial acts in the late 1950s before Bob Dylan and Joan Baez restored its reputation as a force for political change. See panel.


Unknown: Jimmie Rodgers
Unknown: Woody Guthrie
Unknown: Pete Seeger
Unknown: Josh White.
Unknown: Bob Dylan
Unknown: Joan Baez

: Odetta Remembers

Tribute to the guitarist, singer and civil rights campaigner Odetta who was labelled the "Queen of Folk" by Martin Luther King and died at the age of 77 in December 2008. Featuring an intimate interview with the artist and concert footage from throughout her career.


Unknown: Martin Luther King

: Folk America at the Barbican- Hollerers, Stompers andOld-Time Ramblers

A concert from London's Barbican
Centre, featuring Seasick Steve, The
Wiyos, Cedric Watson and Bijou Creole,
CW Stoneking and Diana Jones.

: as 7.30pm

: as 11pm

: as 11.30pm

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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