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: Il Trovatore

Tenor Jose Cura heads a glittering cast conducted by Carlo Rizzi, as the Royal Opera House hosts a production of Verdi's opera. Sung in Italian with English subtitles.


Tenor: Jose Cura
Conducted By: Carlo Rizzi

: Planet English: How English Won the Language War

Exploring how English became the dominant international language.

: Empire Museum

How this new museum in Bristol interprets the British Empire.

: Newsnight Review

Round-table arts discussion. Shown last Friday on BBC2.

: Four People

Four profiles of major figures in the arts.
Samuel Fosso The life and work of one of Africa's most eminent photographers.
12 midnight Barry Who? How Barry Joule became one of the greatest arts networkers.
1.00am Lucian Freud Profile of the figurative painter.
1.30-2. 00am Sam Taylor-Wood The artist talks about her retrospective at the Hayward Gallery.


Subject: Samuel Fosso
Subject: Barry Joule
Subject: Lucian Freud
Speaker: Sam Taylor-Wood

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.

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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.

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