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: Jazz: The Adventure: Part 1

In 1956, Elvis tops the charts, and Duke Ellington recaptures the nation at the Newport Jazz Festival. New artists emerge, pushing jazz in new directions. Trumpeter Miles Davis and saxophonist Sonny Rollins release the seminal album Kind of Blue in 1959.


Musician: Duke Ellington
Subject: Miles Davis
Subject: Sonny Rollins

: The Blue Planet: Coasts

David Attenborough examines the point at which the sea meets the land. The planet's coastal regions are often vibrant places in which sea birds come to breed, marine mammals haul themselves out to fight on the beaches, and killer whales crash in on the surf to snatch seal pups.


Presenter: David Attenborough

: The Best of the Proms 2001

A musical retrospective featuring Sally Beamish's first Proms commission, Knotgrass Elegy, Prokofiev's Second Violin Concerto (played by Canadian violinist James Ehnes); and Stravinsky's Firebird suite. Andrew Davis conducts the BBC Symphony Orchestra.


Composer: Sally Beamish
Violinist: James Ehnes
Conductor: Andrew Davis
Musicians: BBC Symphony Orchestra

: Arena: Philip K Dick - a Day in the Afterlife

A profile of the author whose works have been made into such films as "Total Recall" and "Blade Runner". Does Dick's chosen genre, science fiction, ward off the serious attention of which his writing may be worthy?


Subject: Philip K Dick

: Face to Face: Professor Jung

John Freeman interviews psychologist Gustav Jung at his home in Switzerland.
Aged 84 at the time, he discusses his early life and studies, as well as his relationship with fellow psychologist Sigmund Freud.


Interviewer: John Freeman
Interviewee: Gustav Jung

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.

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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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