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: Sarah Kennedy

: Ken Bruce

: Jeremy Vine


: Steve Wright

: Chris Evans

: Nigel Ogden

With The Organist Entertains.

: Monty Python's Wonderful World of Sound

2/2. Mighty Boosh stars Julian Barratt and Noel Fielding tell the story of Monty Python 's comedy albums, which helped establish the wacky troupe in America. On hand with anecdotes are Python members Terry Jones , Eric Idle , Michael Palin and Terry Gilliam.
This final part explores their antics on stage, on screen and in song.


Unknown: Julian Barratt
Unknown: Monty Python
Unknown: Terry Jones
Unknown: Eric Idle
Unknown: Michael Palin
Unknown: Terry Gilliam.

: Hard Times: the Short, Sad Life of Stephen Foster

1/2. In what for many will be an introduction to a rarely mentioned American songwriting giant, Michael Feinstein presents a tribute to Stephen Foster (1826-64), the first in his field to earn a living solely through his craft rather than from teaching or performing. His
1848 tune Oh! Susanna spread like wildfire from his native Pittsburgh to New York and then California, where it became the anthem for
Gold-Rush era prospectors. Drawing on African-American sources,
European balladry, Italian opera, polka, the waltz and the blues,
Foster took songwriting to a new level with quintessentially American songs that now sound olde-worlde to modern ears. Foster's story is not a happy one, with a failed marriage, poverty and death at 37. Producers Katrina Fallon and Patrick Humphries


Unknown: Michael Feinstein
Unknown: Stephen Foster
Producers: Katrina Fallon
Producers: Patrick Humphries

: 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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