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: Tavener Choral Ikons

John Tavener explores the icon's importance in art and in his work, in a film complemented by images and choral music. (W)


Unknown: John Tavener

: Ian Bostrldge at theEdinburgh Festival

The young tenor performs song cycles by Vaughan Williams and Faure, and Schubert's Lieder. (W)


Unknown: Vaughan Williams

: Alexander McCall Smith -Profile

Portrait of the medical law professor and novelist. (W)

: Vladimir Putin: the Mysterious President - Profile

Tim Whewell searches for the man behind the enigma. (S) (W)


Reporter: Tim Whewell

: Time Shift: Political Thrillers

A film in the "Time Shift" strand that explores the evolution of television political thrillers from "Party Manners" through to "State of Play". (W)
"State of Play" is on Friday at 11.30pm

: Time Shift: Tyneside

"Time Shift" surveys Tyneside's cultural rebirth from the 1980s to today. (W)

: Launch

Following a ship launch through the eyes of a Tyneside community.

: Brian Sewell In Gateshead

Viz magazine's Chris Donald takes the art critic on a cultural tour of the North East.


Unknown: Chris Donald

: As 9pm.

: Samuel Johnson Prize- the Contenders

Rosie Boycott assesses the entries. (W)


Unknown: Rosie Boycott

: As 7.30pm.

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.

BBC Guidance

This historical record contains material which some might find offensive
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