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: 21st Century Bach

John Scott Whiteley plays Bach's "Great" Fantasia and Fugue in C minor.


Organist: John Scott Whiteley

: Everest - Getting to the Bottom of the Mountain

The story of the great mountain and its changing role, from mother goddess to tourist attraction. Featuring Chris Bonington and Doug Scott.


Interviewee: Chris Bonington
Interviewee: Doug Scott

: A History of Iraq by Dr Beverley Milton-Edwards

Dr Beverley Milton-Edwards looks back at how Britain created Iraq after the First World War and asks whether history is about to repeat itself.


Presenter: Dr Beverley Milton-Edwards

: Atanarjuat: the Fast Runner

Romance and violence mark Zacharias Kunuk's drama, based on Inuit legend and the first film to be written in the Inuktitut language. Simon Pitts introduces the film, which stars Natar Ungalaaq, and talks to director Kunuk and cinematographer Norman Cohn. Atanarjuat wins the heart of a woman but earns the enmity of her father. English subtitles. (Widescreen).


Director: Zacharias Kunuk
Atanarjuat: Natar Ungalaaq
Cinematographer: Norman Cohn
Presenter (introduction): Simon Pitts
Interviewee (introduction): Zacharias Kunuk
Interviewee (introduction): Norman Cohn

: The DVD Collection

"No Man's Land", "A Fish Called Wanda" and "Insomnia".

: As 7.10pm.

: Multitude: the End of Capitalism

Antonio Negri's theories on the global economy.

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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