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: Sarah Kennedy

: Ken Bruce

With Bonnie Tyler in Tracks of My Years, plus a week-long spotlight on Robbie Williams's new album.


Unknown: With Bonnie Tyler

: Jeremy Vine

With a week-long listeners' poll to determine the best all-time bedtime story, with the result revealed on Friday. Joining Jeremy all week is ex-children's laureate Michael Rosen.


Unknown: Michael Rosen.

: Steve Wright

: Chris Evans

: Paul Jones

With English bluesman Ian Siegal.


Unknown: Ian Siegal.

: Mark Radcliffe and Stuart Maconie

Featuring former Sex Pistol John Lydon (aka Johnny Rotten), who has re-formed his post-punk act Public Image Ltd for a UK tour.
My week by Stuart Maconie : p36


Unknown: John Lydon
Unknown: Stuart MacOnie

: Big Band Special

The BBC Big Band perform with US composer Sammy Nestico.


Unknown: Sammy Nestico.

: Jools Holland

7/13. Oscar-winning composer and musician Ryuichi Sakamoto performs. See also Friday 10pm


Musician: Ryuichi Sakamoto

: Benny Goodman:King of Swing

3/6. Curtis Stigers celebrates Benny Goodman (1909-86), perhaps the kingpin of the swing era. The story continues with Goodman's big band innovations. His own band featured two black musicians (one of whom was Lionel Hampton ), unheard of at the time. His 1938 Carnegie Hall concert is the stuff of legend, and while Goodman never achieved as big a hit as "rival" Artie Shaw 's terrific Begin the Beguine, his output was the more prolific.


Unknown: Curtis Stigers
Unknown: Benny Goodman
Unknown: Lionel Hampton
Unknown: Carnegie Hall
Unknown: Artie Shaw

: 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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