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: 21st Century Bach

John Scott Whiteley plays the Prelude in A Minor.


Organist: John Scott Whiteley

: Classic Years

Mozart's 40th Symphony and Strauss's Four Last Songs feature as Huw Edwards explores the social context in which composers wrote their masterpieces.
First shown on S4C


Presenter: Huw Edwards

: BBC4 News and Weather

Then Video Nation.

: Dinner with Portillo

Rana Kabbani, George Galloway MP, Benazir Bhutto and Rosemary Righter discuss America's foreign policy.


Host: Michael Portillo
Guest: Rana Kabbani
Guest: George Galloway
Guest: Benazir Bhutto
Guest: Rosemary Righter

: The Trials of Henry Kissinger

Power-hungry political operator or saviour of civilisation? The former US
Secretary of State and Nobel Peace Prize winner's reputation is examined.

: The Smith Family - Storyville

Aids hits a family living an idyllic life in Salt Lake City. Storyville paints a dramatic picture of their extraordinary response to extraordinary circumstances.

: Hollywood Confidential

Sex, secrets and scandal filled showbiz magazine Confidential, creating a blueprint for modern tabloids. Sean Pertwee tells its tale.


Narrator: Sean Pertwee

: As 8.30pm.

: As 7.05pm.

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.

BBC Guidance

This historical record contains material which some might find offensive
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