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: Sarah Kennedy

: Ken Bruce

Including all week after 11.30 Tracks of My Years, in which glam-era star David Essex picks - two a day - his ten favourite discs.

: Jeremy Vine


: Steve Wright

: Chris Evans

: Paul Jones

Featuring a live set by British act
King King, fronted by now-acoustic blues guitarist Alan Nimmo.


Guitarist: Alan Nimmo.

: Mark Radcliffe and Stuart Maconie

Stuart Maconie : page 41


Unknown: Stuart MacOnie

: Big Band Special

Clare Teal presents the BBC Big Band, with music from Porgy and Bess.

: Jools Holland

13/13. Performing with Jools and the band is Australian R&B-inspired singer Daniel Merriweather.


Singer: Daniel Merriweather.

: Lead Belly: a Secret History of Rock and Roll

2/2. Eric Burdon (ex-Animals) marks last week's 60th anniversary of the death of folk-blues legend Lead Belly (born Huddie William Ledbetter ), an accomplished musician whose folk, blues and protest songs later found expression in swing, skiff le, rock 'n' roll and pop. This final instalment explores the guitarist's violent streak; his murdering of a man in 1918 landed him in prison, where he was discovered by f olklorists John and Alan Lomax , who then introduced him to the New York folk scene. Featuring interviews with Pete Seeger , Nile Rodgers, Bryan Ferry and Arlo Guthrie. Plus a recording of Lead Belly singing to children and performing on his 1940s radio show.


Unknown: Eric Burdon
Unknown: Huddie William Ledbetter
Unknown: Alan Lomax
Unknown: Pete Seeger
Unknown: Bryan Ferry
Unknown: Arlo Guthrie.

: 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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