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: Revolution in the Skies

Ryanair's boss claims he will end the reign of British Airways and seize the "world's favourite airline" title. How have budget airlines brought about revolution in the skies and what will be the consequences? (S) (W)

: Alexander McCall Smith

The No.1 Ladies' Detective Agency author returns to
Botswana to rediscover the people and places that inspired his books. (W)

: Richard Rodgers Centenary Gala

Dame Judi Dench , Gillian Anderson , Ruthie Henshall , Maureen Lipman and Lesley Garrett were among the stars celebrating the 100th birthday of Richard Rodgers last year. The composer - whose work includes classics such as Oklahoma! and South Pacific - is honoured at London's Theatre Royal Drury Lane. (W)


Unknown: Dame Judi Dench
Unknown: Gillian Anderson
Unknown: Ruthie Henshall
Unknown: Maureen Lipman
Unknown: Lesley Garrett
Unknown: Richard Rodgers

: Stormy Weather: the Music of Harold Arlen

Debbie Harry, Rufus Wainwright and Sandra Bernhard celebrate the life and songs of the popular US composer. (W)


Unknown: Debbie Harry
Unknown: Rufus Wainwright
Unknown: Sandra Bernhard

: As 7pm.

: Best of Glastonbury

The Skatalites, Beth Orton. Moloko, Souad Massi ,
David Holmes and Morcheeba, live at this year's festival. (W)


Unknown: Beth Orton.
Unknown: Souad Massi
Unknown: David Holmes

: As 8.30pm.

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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