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: 21st Century Bach

John Scott Whiteley plays the Schuber Chorale.


Organist: John Scott Whiteley

: Classic Years

Stravinsky, Bernstein, and Respighi - performed by the BBC National Orchestra of Wales - feature in the last of the musical series. First shown on S4C

: BBC4 News and Weather

Then Video Nation.

: Commanding Heights

Margaret Thatcher, Dick Cheney and Milton Friedman are among interviewees in the second of the series. How did free market thinkers become a driving force behind economic change in the 20th century?


Interviewee: Margaret Thatcher
Interviewee: Dick Cheney
Interviewee: Milton Friedman

: Vincent in Brixton

What happened in a roomy, suburban house where Vincent Van Gogh lodged in the early 1870s? Clare Higgins, Jochum Ten Haaf, Alice Patten, Emma Handy and Paul Nicholls star in Nicholas Wright's drama.


Writer: Nicholas Wright
Ursula Loyer: Clare Higgins
Vincent Van Gogh: Jochum Ten Haaf
Eugenie: Alice Patten
Anna Van Gogh: Emma Handy
Sam: Paul Nicholls

: Philip Roth's America

An interview with the US author who shares his views on George Bush and the threat of war. Part of the 18x30 strand.


Interviewee: Philip Roth

: As 8.30pm.

With sign language.

: The Readers' and Writers' Roadshow

Nicci French, Nicci Gerrard and Sean French discuss their work.


Speaker: Nicci French
Speaker: Nicci Gerrard
Speaker: Sean French

: 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.

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