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Forthcoming music events.

: The Art of Piano

The first in a two-part series that explores the life and work of some of the 20th century's greatest pianists, illuminating the range and diversity of their playing styles. Including archive footage of Josef Hofmann, Myra Hess, Artur Rubinstein, Annie Fischer and Glenn Gould. Narrated by John Tusa.


Unknown: Josef Hofmann
Unknown: Myra Hess
Unknown: Artur Rubinstein
Unknown: Annie Fischer
Unknown: Glenn Gould.
Unknown: John Tusa.

: Angela Gheorghiu in Concert

The Romanian soprano introduces and sings some of her favourite arias. With the Royal Opera House orchestra.

: Angela Gheorghiu's Romanian Journey

A documentary following the diva as she visits the "painted churches" of her native Romania and sings music from the Christian Orthodox tradition.


Presenter: Angela Gheorghiu

: The Man Who Destroyed Everything

A look at the motives behind, and the consequences of, artist Michael Landy's decision to systematically destroy all of his worldly possessions.


Artist: Michael Landy

: Newsnight Review

Ian Hislop, Sophie Hannah and Tom Paulin join Mark Lawson for the arts debate series. Shown last Friday on BBC2.


Unknown: Ian Hislop
Unknown: Sophie Hannah
Unknown: Tom Paulin
Unknown: Mark Lawson

: The Trials of Henry Kissinger

A look at criticisms of Kissinger during the Nixon and Ford years.
Kissinger was once branded a "war criminal" by journalist Christopher Hitchens. This film examines his career as one of America's most successful diplomats, winner of the Nobel Peace Prize.


Unknown: Christopher Hitchens.

: Angela Gheorghiu In Concert

As 8.05pm.

: The Art of Piano

As 7.10pm.

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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