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: Sarah Kennedy

: Ken Bruce

With Spandau Ballet's Martin Kemp in Tracks of My Years all week.


Unknown: Martin Kemp

: Jeremy Vine


: Steve Wright

: Chris Evans

: Paul Jones

R&B and blues.

: Mark Radcliffe and Stuart Maconie

Rock-nerd banter, tonight featuring Flaming Lips frontman Wayne Coyne.
Stuart Maconie : page 39


Unknown: Wayne Coyne
Unknown: Stuart Maconie

: Big Band Special

Clare Teal with the second part of a tribute to lyricist Johnny Mercer (Blues on the Night, I'm Old-fashioned, Satin Doll, Moon River, The Summer Wind), featuring the BBC Big Band.


Unknown: Clare Teal
Unknown: Johnny Mercer

: Jools Holland

(2/13. A boogie-woogie special with pianist Axel Zwingenberger , Rolling Stones's Charlie Watts and others.


Pianist: Axel Zwingenberger
Unknown: Charlie Watts

: Lead Belly: a Secret History of Rock and Roll

1/2. Singer Eric Burdon (ex-Animals) marks yesterday's 60th anniversary of the death of folk-blues legend Lead Belly (born Huddie William Ledbetter), an accomplished musician who reinvented folk songs and ultimately inspired acts ranging from Abba and the Beach Boys to Led Zeppelin and Nirvana. This first instalment explores the 12-string guitarist's poor roots and his music's debt to chain gang and prison experiences. Featuring interviews with Pete Seeger , Nile Rodgers, Bryan Ferry, Lead Belly's niece Tiny Robinson and, from the archives, Woody Guthrie and Lonnie Donegan. Producer Dan Manicolo
See also Wednesday at 8pm


Singer: Eric Burdon
Unknown: Huddie William Ledbetter
Unknown: Pete Seeger
Unknown: Bryan Ferry
Unknown: Tiny Robinson
Unknown: Woody Guthrie
Unknown: Lonnie Donegan.
Producer: Dan Manicolo

: Janice Long

: Lynn Parsons

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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