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: Township Opera

Footage from the South African music festival that provided new talent - mainly from the townships themselves - with the opportunity to perform opera and music theatre.

: BBC4 News and Weather

With George Alagiah.


Newsreader: George Alagiah

: The DVD Collection

In the first of a new series, Stuart Maconie and guests review the latest DVD releases, which tonight include The Blue Angel, Cabaret, Wings of Desire and a three-film David Lynch boxed set.


Presenter: Stuart Maconie

: Christy Moore Uncovered

Chronicling the work of the acclaimed Irish singer.


Subject: Christy Moore

: Black Messiah

Exploring how British racism in the 1950s and 60s led to the segregation of church worship, and recounting the profound difference between the black Christian experience and that of white Britons.

: As 8.30pm.

: Paisa

Roberto Rossellini's second postwar drama. In Italian with English subtitles.


Director: Roberto Rossellini

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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