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: Aled Jones

: Ken Bruce

: Jeremy Vine

: Steve Wright

: Chris Evans

: The Dust Bowl Balladeer

3/4. 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 described him as "my last hero" - yet who lived so simply, riding hobo on the trains and hitching his way across the devastated heart of America in the wake of the great dust storms of the 1930s. This edition explores Guthrie's connections with Grapes of Wrath author John Steinbeck , with input from Bruce Springsteen , actress Ellen Geer , Guthrie's first and second wives Mary and Marjorie, folk hero Pete Seeger and Woody's naval pal
Jimmy Longhi , who recalls their wartime days together at sea.


Unknown: Billy Bragg
Unknown: Woody Guthrie
Unknown: Bob Dylan
Unknown: John Steinbeck
Unknown: Bruce Springsteen
Unknown: Ellen Geer
Unknown: Pete Seeger
Unknown: Jimmy Longhi

: Friday Night Is Music Night

Roderick Dunk conducts the BBC Concert Orchestra with soprano Sally Silver , baritone
Jonathan Veira and the Pasadena Roof Orchestra. With Ken Bruce , live from the Watford Coliseum.


Unknown: Roderick Dunk
Soprano: Sally Silver
Baritone: Jonathan Veira
Unknown: Ken Bruce
Unknown: Watford Coliseum.

: Adolf Hitler - My Part in His Downfall

Paul Merton reads Spike Milligan 's uniquely surreal comic memoirs about the Second World War, published in 1971 to great acclaim. 3/6. Spike reminisces about the barrack room japes and pranks that went on after lights out.


Unknown: Paul Merton
Unknown: Spike Milligan

: Listen to the Band

Frank Renton features some of the bands at the forefront of the American banding scene.


Unknown: Frank Renton

: The Weekender

Matthew Wright with a survey of contemporary arts and culture.
Podcast available at www.bbc.co.uk/ radio/podcasts/r2weekndr/


Unknown: Matthew Wright

: Mark Lamarr

Palookaville perform live.

: 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.

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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