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: The Big Read: Battle of the Books

Captain Corelli's Mandolin v Birdsong.
Proponets John Walsh and Ian MacMillan are refereed by Sandi Toksvig. (W)


Unknown: John Walsh
Unknown: Ian MacMillan
Unknown: Sandi Toksvig

: The Readers' and Writers' Roadshow - Edinburgh Special

Sir John Tusa , David Thomson and Natasha Fraser-Cavassoni discuss "film and creativity" with Kate Mosse. (W)


Unknown: Sir John Tusa
Unknown: David Thomson
Unknown: Natasha Fraser-Cavassoni
Unknown: Kate Mosse

: BBC4 News and Weather

[web address removed]

: Edinburgh International Festival

French pianist Helene Grimaud filmed at the Queen's Hall. The programme includes works by Bach, Beethoven and Brahms. Introduced by Stephanie Hughes. (W)


Pianist: Helene Grimaud
Introduced By: Stephanie Hughes

: Restoration Secrets

Lucinda Lambton and Andy Macmillan tour Scotland in this evening's BBC archive gems. Jonathan Foyle explores the Highlands, visiting Drummond Castle and Britain's tallest lighthouse, Tabart Ness.


Unknown: Lucinda Lambton
Unknown: Andy MacMillan
Unknown: Jonathan Foyle
Unknown: Tabart Ness.

: The Chess Players

Sanjeev Kumar , Amjad Khan , Saeed Jaffrey and Richard Attenborough star in Satyajit Ray 's 1977 drama about the annexation of an Indian state by the British. Showing to celebrate Attenborough's 80th birthday today. In Hindi and English, with English subtitles.


Unknown: Sanjeev Kumar
Unknown: Amjad Khan
Unknown: Saeed Jaffrey
Unknown: Richard Attenborough
Unknown: Satyajit Ray

: As 10pm.

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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