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: Painting the Weather

How artists have captured raging storms on land and at sea, from the Renaissance to Abstract

: Proms on Four

The Halle
Orchestra perform Elgar's epic Symphony No 1 in A flat - a work they premiered 95 years ago - in their sole showing at this year's Proms. Conductor
Mark Elder talks to host Tommy Pearson. The programme also includes Berlioz's Les Nuits d'Ete and Colin Matthews 's new work Vivo. Also broadcast on Radio 3. BBCi: interactive features available via the red button on the handset


Unknown: Tommy Pearson.
Unknown: Colin Matthews

: Alistair Cooke's America

Slavery and the condition of black America feature as the re-run of Cooke's 1970s series continues. America beyond the Colour Line starts on BBC2 tomorrow at 7.10pm

: Womad Live - SaturdayEvening

Jimmy Cliff and Eliza Carthy are among the stars of this weekend's Womad festival in Berkshire. Radio 3 coverage begins at 10.20pm


Unknown: Jimmy Cliff
Unknown: Eliza Carthy

: The Mad Rhythmsof Madagascar

A musical journey in the company of Hanitra, creator of world music group Tarika.

: As 7pm.

: As 7.30pm.

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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This historical record contains material which some might find offensive
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