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: 21st Century Bach

JS Bach's Great Prelude and Fugue in G is played by organist John Scott Whiteley.


Organist: John Scott Whiteley

: Beethoven Violin Sonatas from the Barbican

Renowned violin and piano duo, Augustin Dumay and Maria Joao Pires, perform the sonatas 1 and 10, and the Kreutzer sonata number 9 in A major. Hosted by Charles Hazlewood.


Violin: Augustin Dumay
Piano: Maria Joao Pires
Presenter: Charles Hazlewood

: A Brief Interlude

A potted history of BBC interlude films of the 1940s and '50s.

: Time Shift: What Have the Germans Done for Us?

World War-themed triple bill. Ends 10.50.
From VW Beetles to Blue Nun and Kraftwerk, a look at Germany's contribution to British culture.

21.40 FAWLTY TOWERS: Basil tries to deal with German tourists. John Cleese stars.

22.10 TWO WORLD WARS AND ONE WORLD CUP: Everyman explores anti-German sentiment, and how it feels for Germans who live in Britain.


Basil Fawlty (Fawlty Towers): John Cleese

: As 8.50pm.

: Skin of Man, Heart of Beast

Drama in which two sisters are affected by the return of a man to his family after 15 years.

: Afghan Warrior: the Life and Death of Abdul Haq

The tale of a freedom fighter who died tragically.

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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