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: Masterclass with Andras Schiff

Austrian pianist Cornelia Herrmann plays Schubert's Moments Musicaux Nos 3 and 4.


Pianist: Cornelia Herrmann

: Playing Elizabeth's Tune

A devout Catholic, William Byrd nevertheless survived the reign of the Protestant Elizabeth I, going on to become arguably England's greatest composer. Music specialists discuss Byrd's life, while the Tallis Scholars perform his Mass for Four Voices.


Musicians: The Tallis Scholars

: Human Resources

Drama. A young man comes to terms with his shame over his roots as he champions the cause of a group of workers - including his father - whose jobs are under threat. Directed by Laurent Cantet, and starring Jalil Lespert. In French with English subtitles.


Directed By: Laurent Cantet
Franck: Jalil Lespert

: Richard Thompson: Solitary Life

A portrait of the singer-songwriter who was a founder member of folk-rock collective Fairport Convention, sang in a duo with wife Linda, and in recent years has enjoyed success as a solo artist.


Subject: Richard Thompson


A satirical film made by Nick Fraser and Ben Lewis in which they record their efforts to understand the Common Agricultural Policy.


Director: Nick Fraser
Director: Ben Lewis

: 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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