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: Sarah Kennedy

: Ken Bruce

With new music.

: Jeremy Vine


: Steve Wright

: Chris Evans

: Nigel Ogden

With The Organist Entertains.

: The Afrobeat Revolutionary - Fela Kuti

Neneh Cherry tells the story of Nigerian revolutionary and music superstar Fela Kuti, who in the 1960s took political inspiration from American Black Panther Sandra Isidore and devised Afrobeat - a mix of Nigerian drums and James Brown-style horns combined with his own saxophone, keyboard, guitar and quasi-rapping sounds. An outspoken critic of social oppression and a consistently fervent enemy of the government Kuti was hounded, jailed, tortured and nearly killed by those determined to silence him. Years of abuse and the HIV V virus took their toll, and Kuti died in 1997, aged 58, with over a million people lining the streets of Lagos for his funeral. Discussing his formidable legacy are Kuti's daughters and sons (including musicians Femi Kuti and Seun Kuti), manager Rikki Stein, Sandra Isidore, drummer Tony Allen and slam poet Saul Williams. Producer Sue Clark


Unknown: Fela Kuti
Horns: James Brown-Style
Musicians: Femi Kuti
Musicians: Seun Kuti
Unknown: Rikki Stein
Unknown: Sandra Isidore
Unknown: Tony Allen
Unknown: Saul Williams.
Producer: Sue Clark

: Don't Start Me Talking

1/2. As part of Radio 2's
Remembrance programming, veterans, friends and families of the fallen discuss the impact of the Second World War on their lives.
Producer Mark Hagen


Producer: Mark Hagen

: Janice Long

Music and chat.

: 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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