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: Crowdie and Cream

First of a three-part comedy drama, based on Finlay J Macdonald's trilogy. Harris in the Scottish Hebrides, 1930: four-year-old Finlay and his family move into a two-room tin house in the new village of Scarista. In Gaelic with English subtitles.


Writer: Finlay J MacDonald

: St Magnus Festival

Charles Hazlewood presents highlights of the 25th anniversary St Magnus Festival, recorded over the midsummer weekend on the Orkney Islands. Timothy West, Prunella Scales and Sam West appear in Stravinsky's "The Soldier", while James MacMillan's "Veni Veni Emmanuel" features percussionist Colin Currie.


Unknown: Timothy West
Unknown: Prunella Scales
Unknown: Sam West
Unknown: James MacMillan
Unknown: Veni Veni
Unknown: Colin Currie.

: Horizon

When a mummified Persian princess was discovered in Pakistan in 2000, it was offered for sale on the antiquities black market for $20 million and made headline news worldwide. But is soon became clear this "precious" find was not what it seemed.

: Newsnight Review

Tom Paulin, Germaine Greer and Rosie Boycott join Mark Lawson to review cultural highs and lows. Shown last Friday on BBC2.


Unknown: Tom Paulin
Unknown: Germaine Greer
Unknown: Rosie Boycott
Unknown: Mark Lawson

: Capitalism with Melvyn Bragg

In this first instalment of a three-part discussion on the past, present and future of the world's dominant economic system, Melvyn Bragg touches on spiritual, religious, historical, psychological and political aspects of capitalism.


Unknown: Melvyn Bragg

: The BBC4 Samuel Johnson Prize: the Award

David Dimbleby hosts the fourth annual non-fiction award ceremony.


Unknown: David Dimbleby

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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.

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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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