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: LSO: Awakening St Luke's

A Deep but Dazzling Darkness, by James Macmillan, opens a modern home for the London Symphony.


Musicians: London Symphony Orchestra
Composer: James MacMillan

: Harmony In Hanoi

How has the Vietnam National Symphony Orchestra echoed the country's postwar changes?

: Designer of the Year

The work of nominees for the Design Museum's award.

: Time Shift: Gurus

How the Indian guru has travelled into mainstream British society.
Part of the Time Shift series.

: The God that Fled

Christopher Hitchens presents the spiritual leader Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh in a World About Us report from 1981. First shown on BBC2


Subject: Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh

: The Legend of Leigh Bowery

Damien Hirst guests on a profile of the late designer and performer.


Speaker: Damien Hirst

: BBC Radio 3 Awards for World Music

Orchestra Baobab perform at the second awards ceremony.


Musicians: Orchestra Baobab

: Paul Morley's Matter of Fact

Paul Morley travels back to his roots in the North West of England.


Presenter: Paul Morley

: BBC4 Sessions

Portugal's fado star Mariza.


Singer: Mariza

: As 9.30pm.

: 21st Century Bach

Tonight, Liebster Jesu, Wir Sind Hier.

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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