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: Sarah Kennedy

: Ken Bruce

: Jeremy Vine


: Steve Wright

: Chris Evans

: Gene Krupa

3/4. Stewart Copeland profiles massively influential drummer
Gene Krupa (1909-73), whose early recordings were the first to feature a full drum kit of tom toms, bass drum, snare and assorted cymbals. The series looks at his seismic creative contributions, his work against discrimination, his successes on disc, radio and stage and in the movies and his continued appeal well after the swing era's decline.


Unknown: Stewart Copeland
Unknown: Gene Krupa

: Friday Night Is Music Night

Martin Yates conducts the BBC Concert Orchestra, live from the Chichester Festival Theatre with singers Jacqui Scott and Simon Bowman in a special musicals event with tunes by Cole Porter , Jerome Kern and Stephen Sondheim.


Unknown: Martin Yates
Singers: Jacqui Scott
Singers: Simon Bowman
Unknown: Cole Porter
Unknown: Jerome Kern
Unknown: Stephen Sondheim.

: Oliver Twist

2/6. Actor David Warner reads an abridged version of Charles Dickens 's tale of childhood poverty in Victorian London, first published in serial form from 1837 to 1839. <R)


Unknown: David Warner
Unknown: Charles Dickens

: Listen to the Band

Frank Renton presents the final highlights of the annual Brass in Concert competition, held 16
November at the Sage Gateshead.


Unknown: Frank Renton

: Claudia Winkleman

Showcasing the latest film, theatre, music, television and arts, with lively debate and star interviews.

: Mark Lamarr

: Mike Harding

Rptd from Wed, 7pm

: Mo Dutta

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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