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: Sarah Kennedy

: Ken Bruce

: Jeremy Vine


: Steve Wright

: Chris Evans

: The Bands That Mattered

3/5. Brian Matthew celebrates the golden age of British bandleaders. He continues with Jack Hylton
(1892-1965), who started as a clog dancer in Lancashire and ended up as a powerhouse impresario of London's West End, having led perhaps Britain's finest show band.


Unknown: Brian Matthew
Unknown: Jack Hylton

: Friday Night Is Music Night

Anthony Inglis conducts the BBC Concert Orchestra witn mezzo Katherine Jenkins in a programme that includes songs from her album Believe. Presented by Paul Gambaccini, from London's Mermaid Theatre.


Conductor: Anthony Inglis
Mezzo: Katherine Jenkins
Presenter: Paul Gambaccini

: One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest

Hollywood actor Christian Slater reads an abridged version of Ken Kesey's 1962 novel.
1/8. Patient R.P. McMurphy's free spirit riles Nurse Ratched.


Unknown: Christian Slater
Unknown: Ken Kesey

: Listen to the Band

Nigel Taken conducts the award-winning Aveley and Newham band in a programme of music especially recorded for the programme. Presented by Frank Renton.


Conductor: Nigel Taken
Presenter: Frank Renton

: Claudia Winkleman

Guests include boy-band chart stars JLS and author Louis de Bernieres (Captain Corelli's Mandolin), who discusses his new collection Notwithstanding - Stories from an English Village.


Guests: JLS
Guest: Louis De Bernieres

: Mark Lamarr


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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