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: Young Dancer

The best young dancers in the world compete at the 2003 final of the Eurovision competition. The contest is judged by a youth jury, all of whom - like the dancers - are under 20. Deborah Bull introduces the coverage from the Stadsschouwburg in Amsterdam. (W)


Introduces: Deborah Bull

: Chess Pieces - 21st Century Art

Damien Hirst is among contributors to a look at art and chess, two worlds driven by money and power. How has the game been used to illustrate ideas about art and society?
With Alan Yentob. (W)


Unknown: Damien Hirst
Unknown: Alan Yentob.

: Lost In La Mancha

From financial nightmares to flash floods, Keith Fulton and Louis Pepe's 2002 documentary traces the disintegrating film production of Terry Gilliam's The Man Who Killed Don Quixote. Featuring Johnny Depp and Vanessa Paradis, with narration by Jeff Bridges. (S)


Unknown: Keith Fulton
Unknown: Louis Pepe
Unknown: Terry Gilliam
Unknown: Don Quixote.
Unknown: Johnny Depp
Unknown: Vanessa Paradis
Unknown: Jeff Bridges.

: Gauguin - the Full Story

Myths surrounding one of the world's most popular yet most misunderstood artists are investigated by Waldemar Januszcak. The art critic and broadcaster traces the amazing life of French impressionist Paul Gauguin from his childhood in Peru to his final years in the South Pacific. (W)


Unknown: Waldemar Januszcak.
Unknown: Paul Gauguin

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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.

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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.

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