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: Becks Futures Shorts

Profiles of two artists shortlisted for this year's art prize.

: Reporters

Reports from the BBC's global network.

: Our Blinking Bridge

The story of the Gateshead Millennium Bridge, which spans the River
Tyne and boasts a unique tilting mechanism allowing shipping to pass underneath.

: Crowdie and Cream

Concluding the three-part dramatisation of Finlay J MacDonald's trilogy about Hebridean life in the early part of the last century. Finlay spends the holidays at his grandparents' house.


Unknown: Finlay J MacDonald

: Love In the Strangest Way **

Thriller starring Thierry Lhermitte as a ruthless debt collector who begins a dangerous liaison with a mysterious woman. In French with English subtitles.


Unknown: Thierry Lhermitte

: The Manns

The second of a three-part documentary series profiling the influential family of writers whose novels became milestones in 20th-century German literature. With the rise of the Nazis, the Manns became exiles in Switzerland and France, with Erika reopening her cabaret production in Zurich and Klaus publishing the exile journal Sammlung.

: The Nyckelharpa Strikes Back

The colourful story of a Swedish string instrument with medieval roots.

: Readers and Writers Roadshow

Philip Pullman talks about his work with a group of readers in Hay-on-Wye.


Talks: Philip Pullman

: 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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