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: BBC4 News and Weather

With George Alagiah.


Unknown: George Alagiah.

: BBC Proms 2002

Live from the Royal Albert Hall in London, the first of this week's nightly visits to the Proms. The concert includes Bruch's popular first violin concerto, in a first half that opens with Berlioz's Overture Roman Carnival. The second half comprises Messiaen's L'ascension and Ravel's La Valse. Performed by the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France and violinist Kyung-Wha Chung, and conducted by her brother Myung-Whun Chung. Also broadcast on Radio 3 and BBCi.


Violinist: Kyung-Wha Chung
Unknown: Myung-Whun Chung.

: A Very English Genius: How Michael Ventris Cracked Linear B

In 1952 Michael Ventris secured his place in archaeological history by deciphering Linear B, Europe's earliest-known writing system. The discovery was all the more remarkable because Ventris was no more than an amateur enthusiast.
Robin Dashwood's drama-documentary, starring Lynden Edwards, tells the story.


Unknown: Michael Ventris
Unknown: Robin Dashwood
Unknown: Lynden Edwards

: My Sperm Donor Dad - Storyville

Barry Stevens believes he has hundreds of half brothers and sisters because his parents were among the first to pioneer artificial insemination. Half a century on, Stevens tries to trace his biological father, one of the first sperm donors.


Unknown: Barry Stevens

: Jean-Marie Messier - Profile

The rise and fall of France's first global media mogul, who took a water utility and turned it into an international conglomerate.

: As 7.30pm.

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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