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: Travels with My Tutu

The Royal Ballet's principal dancer Deborah Bull makes her debut as an exotic belly dancer at a top restaurant.


Unknown: Deborah Bull

: Painting the Weather

Rain. Edgar Degas, Vincent van Gogh and Henri Rousseau are among artists showcased in the second film of the art series.


Unknown: Edgar Degas
Unknown: Vincent van Gogh
Unknown: Henri Rousseau

: BBC Four News and Weather

With George Alagiah.


Unknown: George Alagiah.

: The Talk Show with Andrew Marr

The BBC's political editor and guests discuss culture, politics, business and science.

: The King of Communism

The autocracy of Romanian president Nicolae Ceausescu permeated the country so strongly in the 1970s and 1980s that newspapers had to mention his name 40 times on every page, and thousands of factory workers lined up to spell out his name at huge shows as the economy plummeted. Director Ben Lewis's film captures the bizarreness of life in Romania during the dictator's 22-year regime.


Unknown: Nicolae Ceausescu
Director: Ben Lewis

: The Lovers

Louis Malle's 1958 film, a precursor of the French New Wave era, starring Jeanne Moreau. A seductive socialite starts an adulterous relationship with a younger man. In French with English subtitles. (BW)


Unknown: Jeanne Moreau.

: Painting the Weather

As 7.30pm.

: The Talk Show with Andrew Marr

Repeated discussion. As 8.30pm.

: The King of Communism

As 9pm.

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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