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: Sarah Kennedy

: Aled Jones

: Jeremy Vine

: Steve Wright

: Stuart Maconie

: The Dust Bowl Balladeer

4/4. Billy Bragg profiles American folk legend Woody Guthrie (1912-67), who influenced so many yet lived so simply, riding hobo on the trains and hitching his way across the heart of America hit by the great dust storms of the 1930s.
This final edition looks at Guthrie's rise in fame just as his life became chaotic, compounded by the nervous disease inherited from his mother. Contributors include Pete Seeger , Bruce Springsteen , Ramblin' Jack Elliott , Donovan, anti-Ku Klux Klan campaigner Stetson Kennedy , Woody's children Arlo and Nora, and Bob Dylan , who visited Guthrie when he was confined to a hospital.


Unknown: Billy Bragg
Unknown: Woody Guthrie
Unknown: Pete Seeger
Unknown: Bruce Springsteen
Unknown: Jack Elliott
Unknown: Stetson Kennedy
Unknown: Bob Dylan

: Friday Night Is Music Night

Robert Ziegler conducts the BBC Concert Orchestra with soprano Maria Kesselman , tenor Richard Coxon and violinist David Garrett , featuring music by Bizet, Victor Herbert and Ivor Novello. Presented by Paul Gambaccini , live from London's Mermaid Theatre.


Unknown: Robert Ziegler
Soprano: Maria Kesselman
Tenor: Richard Coxon
Violinist: David Garrett
Unknown: Victor Herbert
Unknown: Ivor Novello.
Presented By: Paul Gambaccini

: Adolf Hitler: My Part in His Downfall 4/6

Paul Merton reads Spike Milligan 's uniquely surreal comic memoirs about the Second World War.
News of an "invasion fleet in the channel" creates chaos because Gunner Milligan omitted the vital word "practice" in his description.


Presenter: Paul Merton
Author: Spike Milligan

: Listen to the Band

Frank Renton explores the music from bands in the Benelux countries.


Unknown: Frank Renton

: The Weekender

Arts show with Matthew Wright. ! Podcast available at www.bbc.co.uk/ radio/podcasts/r2weekndr/


Unknown: Matthew Wright.

: Mark Lamarr

Performing a live set are blues-punk Sheffield trio Chicken Legs Weaver.

: 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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