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: 21st Century Bach

Played by York Minster organist John Whiteley.


Played By: York Minster
Organist: John Whiteley.

: The Readers' and Writers'Roadshow

Stephen Fry guests on an Evelyn Waugh centenary special.


Unknown: Stephen Fry
Unknown: Evelyn Waugh

: Veterans

The Battle of the Somme features in part three.
More at 8.55

: The Great War

The war continues through 1915 in part
ten of the series.

: Veterans

A look at survivors of the Somme.

: Blackboards

Samira Makmahlbaf 's political drama. Teachers search the Iran/Iraq border for pupils. In Kurdish with English subtitles. A spotlight on the director is at 11.30


Unknown: Samira Makmahlbaf

: Curb Your Enthusiasm

Jerry Seinfeld guests in the pilot for the comic series. Curb Your Enthusiasm - Friday 10.30


Unknown: Jerry Seinfeld

: The Makmahlbaf FilmHouse

The Iranian director and her father, controversial film-maker Mohsen Makhmalbaf , are profiled.


Unknown: Mohsen Makhmalbaf

: The Samuel JohnsonPrize - the Contenders

Led by Rosie Boycott. The winner is shown Monday at 9pm


Unknown: Rosie Boycott.

: Great Political Mistakes

Attlee and the Anglo-American loan agreement.

: As 11.30pm.

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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