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: Legends

Violin maestro Yehudi Menuhin plays pieces by Bach and Beethoven with the London Symphony Orchestra. Filmed in 1962.


Violinist: Yehudi Menuhin
Musicians: London Symphony Orchestra

: The Bonzos

Who prevented the destruction of one of art's greatest collections? A look at how British special agents "The Bonzos" rescued artwork looted by the Nazis.

: David Hockney: Double Portrait

Three decades after his iconic "Mr and Mrs Clark and Percy", David Hockney paints 40 double portraits in watercolour. A profile follows.


Artist: David Hockney

: Brief Encounters

David Hockney is profiled.


Subject: David Hockney

: Stan Tracey - the Godfather of British Jazz

Dame Cleo Laine contributes to a profile of one of Britain's jazz greats.


Interviewee: Dame Cleo Laine

: Rosalind Franklin - DNA's Dark Lady

Once overshadowed by male colleagues, Franklin is credited for her work in cracking the DNA code.

: Beck's Futures

Artists short-listed for the award - Nick Crowe and Alan Currall - profiled. Find out the winner on Wednesday at 7pm.


Subject: Nick Crowe
Subject: Alan Currall

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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.

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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