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: The Big Read: Battle of the Books

Sandi Toksvig plays host to a debate over the merits of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone against Alice in Wonderland. (W)


Presenter: Sandi Toksvig

: Dinner with Portillo

Novelist Frederick Forsyth and Labour MP Oona King are among guests joining Michael Portillo to discuss the future of Britain in Europe. (S) (W)


Unknown: Frederick Forsyth
Unknown: Michael Portillo

: BBC4 News and Weather


: Madagascar Rhythms

A musical journey through
Madagascar in the company of Hanitra, the brains behind the award-winning world music group Tarika. (W)

: The Lion's Trail

One man's s struggle to be recognised as the writer of popular song The Lion
Sleeps Tonight.

: Curb Your Enthusiasm

Dialling a wrong number ends in Larry taking Cheryl to an ex-porn star's party. (S)

: Larry's casual attire means

he is refused entry at a jewellery store when he tries buying Cheryl a peace offering. (S)

: State of Play

Part five of the new conspiracy thriller.
Continues next Sunday on BBC1. See Sunday's choice. (S) (W) www.bbc.co.uk/stateofplay

: As 8.30pm.

: As 7.30pm.

(S) (W)

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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