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: Sarah Kennedy

: Ken Bruce

: Jeremy Vine

: Steve Wright

: Simon Mayo

: Mark Radcliffe

Featuring adventurous rock act Radiohead, live from the BBC's Radio Theatre.

: Nigel Ogden

With The Organist Entertains.

: Let Freedom Ring - Music, Race and the Soul of America

1/2. Forty years after the tumultuous 1960s, Hollywood actor Morgan Freeman explores the evolution of Afro-American music following on from that era's black empowerment and civil rights movements, whose two most dynamic exponents, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr, were gunned down in 1965 and 1968, both aged 39. This two-parter - starting three days ahead of the 40th anniversary of King's death - examines how the leader's message has changed through the years, and asks if the quest for individual wealth has replaced the seemingly collective goals of blacks of the less jaded civil rights era.
Contributors include Stevie Wonder, Grandmaster Flash (aka Joseph Saddler), Public Enemy frontman Chuck D (aka Carlton Ridenhour), Gil Scott-Heron and others.
Producer Nicky Birch
Let freedom ring: pages 134-135


Unknown: Morgan Freeman
Unknown: Martin Luther King
Unknown: Stevie Wonder
Unknown: Joseph Saddler
Unknown: Gil Scott-Heron
Producer: Nicky Birch

: Jason and lyare's A-Z of Street Music

7/7. Modern urban recordings.

: Janice Long

: Alex Lester

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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