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: Crowdie and Cream

Second in a three-part dramatisation of Finlay J MacDonald's trilogy about Hebridean life in the early part of the last century. A marriage celebration is marred by memories of the Great War. In Gaelic with English subtitles.


Writer: Finlay J MacDonald

: Philip Glass Live from the Barbican

A recording of last year's UK premiere of three works by the American composer Philip Glass, from the Barbican Hall in London. Marin Alsop conducts the BBC Symphony Orchestra in a performance of Concerto Fantasy for Two Timpanists and Orchestra and Glass's second and third symphonies.

: The Strange World of Barry Who?

Exploring how a man infiltrated the lives and work of three 20th-century artistic icons - Francis Bacon, Rudolph Nureyev and Toto Koopman.


Unknown: Francis Bacon
Unknown: Rudolph Nureyev
Unknown: Toto Koopman.

: Newsnight Review

Journalist Allison Pearson, poet and critic Tom Paulin, and television analyst Alkarim Jivani join Mark Lawson. Shown last Friday on BBC2.


Unknown: Allison Pearson
Unknown: Tom Paulin
Unknown: Alkarim Jivani
Unknown: Mark Lawson.

: Capitalism with Melvyn Bragg

First in Bragg's three-part series, exploring the evolution of capitalism, assesses the 20th-century battle of ideologies that precipitated the Cold War. With Scott Lucas, Steven Lukes, Mary Fulbrook and Salman Sayyid.


Unknown: Scott Lucas
Unknown: Steven Lukes
Unknown: Mary Fulbrook
Unknown: Salman Sayyid.

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: War Museum of the North: Manchester's Renaissance

Following the opening of the Imperial War Museum North, Dan Cruickshank examines the rebirth of challenging architecture in Manchester.


Unknown: Dan Cruickshank

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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