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: Proms on Four

London symphonies by Vaughan Williams and Haydn feature alongside American composer William Schuman's "A Song of Orpheus". The BBC Symphony Orchestra is conducted by Leonard Slatkin , with cellist Paul Watkins. Charles Hazlewood hosts. Broadcast on Radio 3 from 7pm


Conducted By: Leonard Slatkin
Cello: Paul Watkins
Presenter: Charles Hazlewood

: Alistair Cooke's America

An infatuation with the US and its effect on his life features in the first helping from Cooke's
1973 TV series, widely regarded as one of the best documentary reports ever made.
10.30 From the Spanish in the west to the French in the east, Cooke traces settlements and influences in the US. Continues tomorrow 9.40pm.

: The Big Read: Battle of the Books

JK Rowling's Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone v Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland. John Walsh and Ian MacMillan take sides.


Speaker: John Walsh
Speaker: Ian MacMillan

: Church of England: thePower and the Glory

Behind the scenes of the Church which, in a single year, played a part in the Queen Mother's funeral and the war against terrorism. Part one of three - more tomorrow at

: As 11.20pm.

: As 7.30. m

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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