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: Motherland - a Genetic Journey

The extraordinary story of three people who have used genetics to find their lost African roots is told in an epic documentary. Narrated by Hugh Quarshie. (S) (W)


Unknown: Hugh Quarshie

: Edinburgh International Festival

The last in the series of concerts features bass-baritone Thomas Quasthoff , who has outspoken views on art and disability. Accompanied by Andras Schiff , the programme, from Edinburgh's Usher Hall, is Brahms's Four Serious Songs, Schubert lieder and Morike settings by Wolf. Presented by Stephanie Hughes. (W)


Baritone: Thomas Quasthoff
Accompanied By: Andras Schiff
Presented By: Stephanie Hughes

: The Lives of Animals

So horrified by cruelty to animals is Elizabeth Costello that she can no longer look another person in the eye. Eileen Atkins , Paul Rhys and Lia Williams star in this animal-rights drama, based on the writings of Booker winner JM Coetzee. (S) (W)


Unknown: Elizabeth Costello
Unknown: Eileen Atkins
Unknown: Paul Rhys
Unknown: Lia Williams

: Brecon Jazz

Rising star
Jamie Cullum , Cuban group
Sierra Maestra, jazz orchestra the African Jazz All Stars, pianist Junior Mance , vocalese expert Kurt Elling , saxophonist Michael Brecker , Nigerian Waka artist Queen Salawa Abeni and accordionist Richard Galliano are among highlights from this year's festival. (W)


Unknown: Jamie Cullum
Pianist: Junior Mance
Unknown: Kurt Elling
Unknown: Michael Brecker
Artist: Nigerian Waka
Artist: Queen Salawa Abeni
Accordionist: Richard Galliano

: As 8.30pm.

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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.

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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.

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