2/2. To coincide with the 20th anniversary of EastEnders and the 45th year of Coronation
Street, Martin Kemp presents a full-throttle history of British soap opera. This edition explores the impact of next-generation soaps like Brookside and EastEnders and looks at the degree to which the shows affect people's lives.
Plus input from producers, writers and soap stars, who recall their favourite scenes of all time.
1/3. Guy Barker recalls the stormy life of jazz trumpeter Chet Baker, an eye-catchingly good-looking performer who emerged triumphantly in the early 1950s but who died in 1988, aged 58, following a 30-year run of drug addiction. Contributors include biographer Jeroen de Valk, singer Trudy Kerr, saxophonist Lennie Niehaus and Digby Fairweather.
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
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.