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: Steve Wright

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: Nigel Ogden

With The Organist Entertains.

: All of Me: the Betrayal of Billie Holiday

To mark next week's 50th anniversary of the death of singer Billie Holiday (1915-59), Neneh Cherry tells the story of how the jazz-blues legend was betrayed by her manager, resulting in a near-ten-month spell in a tough segregated prison for narcotics offences. The year was 1947, and Holiday already had shown her formidable talent with recordings such as Easy Living (1937), Strange Fruit (1939), God Bless the Child (1941), Embraceable You (1944), and Lover Man (Oh Where
Can You Be?) (1945). The programme uses extracts from her FBI, prison and medical files, with input by those who knew and played with her. Noted for a singing voice that directly related to her troubled life, Holiday performed a career-high show at Carnegie Hall just 11 days after her prison release.
Producer Gail Champion See also Fri 7.30pm


Producer: Gail Champion See

: Marc Riley's Musical Time Machine

New series. 1/6. Reassessing rock and pop interviews from the BBC archive, Marc Riley starts with Beatles manager Brian Epstein (1934-67) in March 1964, when his trophy clients were suddenly all over Billboard's Hot 100. Epstein talks to Bill Grundy (Frankly Speaking) about first seeing The Beatles. Producer John Leonard


Unknown: Marc Riley
Unknown: Brian Epstein
Unknown: Bill Grundy
Producer: John Leonard

: 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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