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: Four Minutes

This edition features Joy Division singer and songwriter Ian Curtis, who ended his life in 1980.

: Reporters

A selection from the best of the BBC's news reportage around the world.

: Readers' and Writers' Roadshow

Today's edition comes from Colchester, where the panellists, including Peter Ackroyd and Tracy Chevalier, discuss the different perspectives on history in literature. Hosted by Kate Mosse.


Panellist: Peter Ackroyd
Panellist: Tracy Chevalier
Host: Kate Mosse

: Carla Del Ponte - Profile

The series that profiles major figures in politics and the arts examines the reputation, life and work of Carla Del Ponte, chief prosecutor of the International War Crimes tribunal.


Interviewee: Carla Del Ponte

: The DVD Collection

Stuart Maconie reviews the latest DVD releases.


Presenter: Stuart Maconie

: A One and a Two

Epic award-winning drama, directed by Edward Yang, about the members of a middle-class Taiwanese family as they undergo personal crises. A masterpiece of world cinema distilling a rich picture of life. Starring Nien-Jen Wu and Elaine Jin. In English, Hokkien and Mandarin.


Directed By: Edward Yang
Unknown: Nien-Jen Wu
Unknown: Elaine Jin.

: Britart

A three-part series examining the recent revolution in British contemporary art. Part one follows the rise to notoriety of Damien Hirst in the late 1980s. The series continues Friday 9pm.


Unknown: Damien Hirst

: Baaba Mal

The acclaimed Senegalese musician performs with his Dande Lenol band at the Union Chapel in Islington, London.


Musician: Baaba Mal
Musicians: Dande Lenol

: Reporters

A look at some of the major news stories from around the world.

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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