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: The Marriage of Figaro

Jonathan Miller introduces his own acclaimed production of Mozart's comic opera from New York, with the orchestra and chorus of the Metropolitan Opera conducted by music director James Levine.
In a stylish interpretation of the masterpiece, based on the comedy by French playwright Beaumarchais, the popular Welsh baritone Bryn Terfel heads a stellar international cast as the valet who finds out that his philandering master has designs on his beloved fiancee Susanna, sung by mezzo-soprano Cecilia Bartoli. Also starring Dwayne Croft as Count Almaviva, Renee Fleming as the Countess and Susanne Mentzer as Cherubino.


Introduces: Jonathan Miller
Director: James Levine.
Mezzo-Soprano: Cecilia Bartoli.
Unknown: Dwayne Croft
Unknown: Renee Fleming
Unknown: Susanne Mentzer

: Whale Hunters

This investigation into the activities of Japan's whale hunters assesses the merits of the industry's emotive campaign to harness support from the Japanese public for a return to commercial whaling.

: Newsnight Review

Mark Lawson is joined by guests from the world of writing for a special edition of the cultural forum to mark the launch of the Hay Festival of Literature. Shown last Friday on BBC2.


Unknown: Mark Lawson

: Aiax - Storyville

Ajax is by far the most successful Dutch football club, but the 1999-2000 season was not a happy one for the Amsterdam giants. Tonight's behind-the-scenes documentary looks at how a high-profile football club survives in today's money-driven soccer environment.

: As 10.05pm.


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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.

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