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: The 48 Preludes and Fugues

A recital from Bach's Well-Tempered Clavier.

: Richter: the Enigma

The first in a three-part profile of the late Ukrainian pianist Sviatoslav Richter, illustrated by footage from the 1950s to the present day.


Pianist: Sviatoslav Richter

: Richter at the Barbican

Two concerts, both recorded at the Barbican, London, in 1989, by the self-taught virtuoso pianist, Sviatoslav Richter, who died in 1997. They feature three Mozart sonatas and two books of studies by Chopin.


Pianist: Sviatoslav Richter

: 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 life in Romania during the dictator's
22-year regime.


Unknown: Nicolae Ceausescu
Director: Ben Lewis

: Newsnight Review

Tom Paulin, Germaine Greer and Craig Brown join Kirsty Wark to review the week's cultural highlights. Shown last Friday on BBC2.


Unknown: Tom Paulin
Unknown: Germaine Greer
Unknown: Craig Brown
Unknown: Kirsty Wark

: Storyville: Much Ado about Something

Michael Rubbo's film examines the authenticity of Shakespeare's work. Was
Christopher Marlowe the inspiration behind his writing?


Unknown: Michael Rubbo

: Nine Lives

United Nations diplomat Dame Margaret Anstee selects nine people who have influenced her life.


Unknown: Dame Margaret Anstee

: Richter: the Enigma

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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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