The events, personalities and music of 1955-79 seen through the broadcasts. newsreels and records of the time Part 1: 1955 Churchill resigns,
Eisenhower is ill and James Dean dies. Bluebird, Marciano and the Flying Bedstead are unbeatable. Alan Freed rocks and rolls. Elvis catches the Mystery Train and Bill Haley Rocks ' Around the Clock '.
Devised and introduced by Stuart Grundy
Researchers PETE FRAME and JOHN TOBLER
Producer TREVOR DANN (In association with Biltboard Maaazine) A most entertaining series and a useful one.... fast moving and often very funny ... a lot of listeners who don't normally tune to Radio 1 would enjoy this series, and I recommend it highly, (DAILY TELEGRAPH)
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.
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
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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
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