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: Legends: Yehudi Menuhin

First in a two-part documentary examining the life and work of one of the undisputed masters of the violin who died in 1999. Featuring Menuhin playing a Bach prelude for solo violin and Beethoven's epic Violin Concerto in 1962. Concludes tomorrow at 7pm.


Violinist: Yehudi Menuhin

: People of the Year: Lucian Freud

A profile of the man regarded by many as the greatest living British painter.


Painter: Lucian Freud

: Lucian Freud's Constable

Freud's biographer and art critic William Feaver explores the lure of John Constable for Freud and the unlikely similarities between the two artists.


Presenter: William Feaver
Subject: John Constable
Subject: Lucian Freud

: Langrishe Go Down

Feature-length drama starring Judi Dench and Jeremy Irons. A German student embarks on a relationship with a woman who is trapped by a family of sisters, who are themselves struggling to make ends meet after the death of their father.


Imogen Langrishe: Judi Dench
Otto Beck: Jeremy Irons

: Saigon Year of the Cat

The second of this evening's feature-length dramas starring Judi Dench. A romantic tale of two westerners who meet a short time before the fall of Saigon. Directed by Stephen Frears.


Barbara Dean: Judi Dench
Director: Stephen Frears

: Planet English

How English became the dominant global language.

: As 8pm.

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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.

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