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: Spotlights and Saris: the Making of Bombay Dreams

An Omnibus documentary about Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical Bombay Dreams.


Unknown: Andrew Lloyd Webber

: BBC4 News and Weather

With George Alagiah.


Unknown: George Alagiah.

: The Talk Show with Waldemar Januszczak

Tonight's show has a Proms theme, with a discussion of composer William Walton's work, plus American violinist Joshua Bell explains why he loves London.


Unknown: William Walton
Violinist: Joshua Bell

: Afghan Alphabet

Documentary by Mohsen Makhmalbaf, first of four films about Afghanistan, questioning why the children on the Iran-Afghanistan border are not getting an education.


Unknown: Mohsen Makhmalbaf

: Afghan Music: Breaking the Silence

A look at how the sound of music returned to the Afghan capital after having been banned by the Taliban.

: Dan Cruickshank and the Lost Treasure of Kabul

In this documentary for the Omnibus strand, architectural historian Dan Cruickshank travels into the heart of war-torn Afghanistan to see how many precious artefacts, a legacy of the country's position on the Silk Route, have survived the onslaught.


Unknown: Dan Cruickshank

: Return of the King - a Reporters Special

The return of King Zahir Shah to Afghanistan after 29 years in exile.


Unknown: King Zahir Shah

: As 9pm.

: Beck's Futures Shorts

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

: As 8.30pm.

: As 9.45pm.

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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