2/6. A new lease of life for the Northern Soul series in which former Wigan lad Stuart Maconie spins classic recordings alongside the latest releases at a time when the cult musical genre is enjoying a renaissance.
This edition features guests Dave Thorley and Keb Darge, who were behind the legendary all-nighters at the Top of the World in Stafford.
4/4. Kate Thornton paints a vulgar picture of the music industry's aggressive and institutionalised approach to the merchandising of rock and pop. This final edition assesses the importance of Pop Idol and the power of artists to control the commercial handling of their creative output. Plus a look at the impact of the digital revolution on marketing.
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.
Genome is a digitised version of the Radio Times from 1923 to 2009 and
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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.