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: Proms on Four Ruby

a new percussion concerto composed by Joe Duddell and performed by Colin Currie - is the centrepiece of tonight's programme. Tommy Pearson also introduces music by Bartok and Tchaikovsky, as conductor Marin Alsop makes her Proms debut with the Bournemouth
Symphony Orchestra. Broadcast at the same time on Radio 3


Composed By: Joe Duddell
Unknown: Colin Currie
Unknown: Tommy Pearson
Conductor: Marin Alsop

: Alistair Cooke's America

Having won independence from the British, how did 55 men in Philadelphia come to define the US government?
10.30 Cooke takes a look at pioneers and the dispossession of Native Americans. The classic series continues tomorrow.

: The Big Read: Battle of the Books

Paulo Coelho 's The Alchemist takes on James Joyce 's Ulysses. John Walsh and Ian MacMillan are refereed by Sandi Toksvig.


Unknown: Paulo Coelho
Unknown: James Joyce
Unknown: John Walsh
Unknown: Ian MacMillan
Unknown: Sandi Toksvig.

: Church of England:Getting the Job Done

A new
Archbishop of Canterbury galvanises a bitter opposition in the last look at a turbulent year. Gay clergy look to the future as their female counterparts review past triumphs.

: As 11.20pm.

: As 7.30.

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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