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: Ken Bruce

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: Steve Wright

: Chris Evans

: The Mother Church of Country Music: the Ryman Auditorium

To mark last night's annual Country Music Association Awards, Bob Harris explores the Nashville building that defines country. Built by born-again hell-raising steamboat captain Tom Ryman and opened in 1892 as the Union Gospel Tabernacle, Ryman Auditorium (as it is now called) became the home of the Grand Ole Opry in 1943. Between then and the Opry's departure in 1974, the venue played host to Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Patsy Cline, Dolly Parton, Elvis Presley and others. Following decades of disuse, interest in the building surged following its 1992 use by Emmylou Harris, Tony Bennett, Neil Young and Coldplay have all performed in the refurbished landmark.


Presenter: Bob Harris
Producer: Al Booth

: Mark Radcliffe and Stuart Maconie

Rock banter.

: The Comedy Hour: The Blagger's Guide To....Jazz

New series. 1/6. Decidedly droll and not quite reverential music enthusiast David Quantick tackles jazz, with comically constructed and occasionally fabricated explanations of the American genre, starting with Duke Ellington, the saxophone and bop.


Unknown: David Quantick
Producer: Simon Poole

: Alan Carr's Comedy Outings

1/6. A scripted comedy-clip show, tonight involving a hen night.

: Suzi Quatro

US radio oldies.

: Janice Long

Coventry indie act Senses perform.

: 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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