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: 48 Preludes and Fugues

A recital from Bach's Well-Tempered Clavier.

: The Art of Violin

Transcending the Violin. The second of two documentaries in which Bruno Monsaingeon profiles great violinists.


Unknown: Bruno Monsaingeon

: Dance Double Bill

Wayne McGregor introduces two films from renowned choreographers. Moonwater The theme of Taiwanese Lin Hwai Min's film is illusion, and fuses Asian traditions, such as t'ai chi, with Bach In Spite of Wishing and Wanting Featuring an all-male cast, Belgian choreographer Wim Vandekeybus's piece explores what it is that men want.


Introduces: Wayne McGregor
Unknown: Lin Hwai Min
Unknown: Wim Vandekeybus

: Ways of Hearing

Radio producer Piers Plowright leads a discussion on the nature and importance of sound. He is joined by film director Mike Leigh, sound artist Bill Furlong and composer Simon Fisher-Turner .


Producer: Piers Plowright
Director: Mike Leigh
Artist: Bill Furlong
Unknown: Simon Fisher-Turner

: Newsnight Review

Jeanette Winterson, Ekow Eshun and Mark Kermode join Kirsty Wark to review cultural highs and lows. Shown last Friday BBC2.


Unknown: Jeanette Winterson
Unknown: Ekow Eshun
Unknown: Mark Kermode
Unknown: Kirsty Wark

: Dam Nations

Three programmes on dam projects. Damage: Arundhati Roy The award-winning author's account of how she was imprisoned for opposing dam projects.
12.20am Dam Nation
Gaia Servadio investigates Turkey's dam-building programme.
1.05 The Talk Show Special A debate on whether dams do more harm than good.


Unknown: Arundhati Roy
Unknown: Gaia Servadio

: The Art of Violin

As 7.05pm.

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.

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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.

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