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: Angela Gheorghlu's Romanian Journey

A documentary in which the renowned soprano explores the astonishing "painted churches" of her native Romania and sings music from the Christian Orthodox tradition.

: Desert Island Discs: a 60th Birthday Celebration

A host of castaways from across the years gather at the Royal Festival Hall, London, for a concert celebrating the 60th anniversary of the much-loved BBC Radio 4 music programme. Celebrity performers include Lesley Garrett (soprano), Thomas Allen (baritone), Peter Donohoe (piano), Tasmin Little (violin), John Harle (saxophone) and conductor Paul Daniel. Presented by Sue Lawley, and featuring the BBC Concert Orchestra.


Soprano: Lesley Garrett
Soprano: Thomas Alien
Baritone: Peter Donohoe
Piano: Tasmin Little
Violin: John Harle
Conductor: Paul Daniel.

: The Resurrection Debate

Scholars and theologians discuss the issue that has divided the Church for centuries - what happened to the body of Jesus after it was taken down from the Cross? With Jeremy Vine.


Unknown: Jeremy Vine.

: Readers' and Writers' Roadshow

Joanna Trollope discusses her new book, Girl from the South, in the literary debate from Colchester, which is hosted by Kate Mosse.


Unknown: Joanna Trollope
Unknown: Kate Mosse.

: Iris Murdoch: Strange Love

An Omnibus portrait of one of Britain's most intelligent novelists, whose passion for love and human relationships was both the stuff of her own life and the books she wrote.

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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