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: Four Minutes

A profile of German artist Sigmar Polke. 659244 7

: Reporters

The best of the BBC's global news reports.

: Jatinder Verma - Profile

A portrait of the theatrical luminary whose company, Tara Arts, is a springboard for Asian talent. 6206319

: Readers' and Writers' Roadshow

Kate Mosse hosts the literary discussion programme, with guests Lesley Glaister, Liz Jensen, and Howard Jacobson.


Unknown: Kate Mosse
Unknown: Lesley Glaister
Unknown: Liz Jensen
Unknown: Howard Jacobson.

: The DVD Collection

The latest DVD releases.

: Kandahar ★★★★★

Iranian director Mohsen Makhmalbaf's piercing insight into the plight of the Afghan people is a documentary-style drama about a reporter's mission to rescue her sister from their native Afghanistan. Starring Niloufar Pazira. In English and Farsi with English subtitles. Review page 58.


Director: Moshen Makhmalbaf
Unknown: Niloufar Pazira.

: Tumbledown

Charles Wood's Bafta Award-winning drama, starring Colin Firth and Paul Rhys, depicting 22-year-old Scots Guards officer Robert Lawrence 's devastating experiences in the Falklands. Richard Eyre directs.


Unknown: Charles Wood
Unknown: Colin Firth
Unknown: Paul Rhys
Unknown: Robert Lawrence
Unknown: Richard Eyre

: Painting the Weather

Storm. A double bill starts this four-part series featuring weather scenes by artists. This opener includes works by Howard Hodgkin and Philip de Loutherbourg.
12.50 Rain. Edgar Degas, Vincent van Gogh and Henri Rousseau are among the artists featured in the second film. The series continues on Tuesday at 11pm.


Unknown: Philip de Loutherbourg.
Unknown: Edgar Degas
Unknown: Vincent van Gogh
Unknown: Henri Rousseau

: Reporters

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.

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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