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: Sarah Kennedy

: Ken Bruce

Including at 11.30 Tracks of My Years, in which guitarist/singer
Eddy Grant (I Don't Wanna Dance, Electric Avenue) continues a week-long run of his ten favourite records.

: Steve Wright

: Chris Evans

: Mike Harding

Tonight's show marks the 50th anniversary of Ewan MacColl, Charles Parker and Peggy Seeger's celebrated radio documentaries that aired first in 1958 on the BBC Home Service. John Tarns directs Kate Rusby, Karine Polwart, Jez Lowe, Chris While, Julie Matthews and others in a 2007 stage version of the socially concerned music-and-speech radio ballads. Repeated on Friday at 3am


Presenter: Mike Harding
Unknown: John Tarns
Unknown: Kate Rusby
Unknown: Karine Polwart
Unknown: Jez Lowe
Unknown: Julie Matthews

: Mark Radcliffe and Stuart Maconie

With droll, funky rock star Beck.

: Trevor Nelson

R&B/soul specialist Trevor Nelson contrasts original genuine soul with contemporary recordings by hip-hop and neo-R&B artists.
Tonight's show features a session by British neo-soul singer Estelle
(American Boy). Plus tracks by Mary Jane Girls (All Night Long) and Love Unlimited Orchestra (Strange
Games and Things), and a spotlight on James Brown 's celebrated 1963 release Live at the Apollo. Repeated on Saturday at 2am


Unknown: Trevor Nelson
Singer: Estelle
Unknown: Mary Jane Girls
Unknown: James Brown

: Steve Lamacq

New music, including a track by six-month-old band Mumford and Sons, with guest Marcus Mumford.


Unknown: Marcus Mumford.

: Janice Long

Music and chat.

: 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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