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: Aled Jones

: Ken Bruce

: Jeremy Vine

: Steve Wright

: Chris Evans

: The Dust Bowl Balladeer

2/4. Billy Bragg goes on the trail of American folk legend
Woody Guthrie (1912-67) to tell the story of an artist who influenced so many - including Bob Dylan , who called him "my last hero" - yet who lived so simply, riding hobo on the trains and hitching his way across the heart of America in the wake of the great dust storms of the 1930s. Contributors include Arlo Guthrie , Bruce Springsteen , Pete Seeger ,
Ramblin' Jack Elliott , Country Joe McDonald , Tom Paxton , Donovan, Ralph McTell and Bob Geldof.


Unknown: Billy Bragg
Unknown: Woody Guthrie
Unknown: Bob Dylan
Unknown: Arlo Guthrie
Unknown: Bruce Springsteen
Unknown: Pete Seeger
Unknown: Jack Elliott
Unknown: Joe McDonald
Unknown: Tom Paxton
Unknown: Ralph McTell
Unknown: Bob Geldof.

: Friday Night Is Music Night

Martin Yates conducts the BBC Concert Orchestra, with soprano Rebecca Bottone , tenor Nicholas Ransley and guitarist Juan Martin , live from London's Mermaid Theatre.


Unknown: Martin Yates
Soprano: Rebecca Bottone
Tenor: Nicholas Ransley
Guitarist: Juan Martin

: Adolf Hitler: My Part In His Downfall 2/6

Paul Merton reads Spike Milligan's uniquely surreal comic memoirs about the Second World War.
Spike is surviving on food probably prepared by the Ministry of Bacteriological Warfare. And his jazz combo becomes a sensation in the Bexhill area.


Presenter: Paul Merton
Author: Spike Milligan
Abridged By: Mike Haskins
Producer: Liz Anstee

: Listen to the Band

Frank Renton presents a studio session from the Wingates Band, conducted by Andrew Berryman.


Unknown: Frank Renton
Conducted By: Andrew Berryman.

: The Weekender

Arts show with Matthew Wright.
His guests are London-based genre-bending acid house act Alabama 3. Podcast available at www.bbc.co.uk/ radio/podcasts/r2weekndr/


Unknown: Matthew Wright.

: Mark Lamarr

His guests are Downliners Sect, who include two members from their original 1960s R&B-rock lineup.

: Pete Mitchell

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.

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