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: A Brief Interlude

BBC short films in focus.

: Gauguin - the Full Story

Myths of one of the most popular yet most misunderstood artists are explored by Waldemar Januszcak. The art critic traces the life of French impressionist Paul Gauguin from his childhood in Peru to his final years in the South Pacific.


Unknown: Waldemar Januszcak.
Unknown: Paul Gauguin

: Edge of Darkness

Craven makes it into Northmoor in part five of Troy Kennedy Martin 's classic 1985 thriller. Bob Peck plays the detective.
10.00 Mistaken identities, law-breaking, deception and cover-ups come to light in the final part of the thriller.


Unknown: Troy Kennedy Martin
Unknown: Bob Peck

: Nina Simone: a Tribute

Elton John is among the stars celebrating the trailblazing and captivating singer and pianist who died in April.


Unknown: Elton John

: Somewhere Better

*** A Czech Romany
- family experiences asylum in Britain in Mira Erdevicki 's documentary. Showing as part of Storyville.


Unknown: Czech Romany
Unknown: Mira Erdevicki

: Alexander McCall Smith

The author returns to Botswana to review the inspirations for his books about a ladies' detective agency.

: John Updike Talksto David Remnick

The author in conversation with the editor of The New Yorker.

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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