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: 21st-century Bach -the Complete Organ Works

John Scott Whiteley plays
Clavier-Ubung II.


Unknown: John Scott Whiteley

: Great Railway Journeys

Ian Hislop crosses India, east to west - visiting the parliament and being pampered aboard the "palace on wheels" train. First shown on BBC2.


Unknown: Ian Hislop

: BBC4 News and Weather

[web address removed]

: Everest: Getting to the Bottom of the Mountain

The story of the world's greatest mountain and its changing role, from "mother goddess" to tourist attraction. Interviewees include Chris Bonington.


Unknown: Chris Bonington

: Mapping Everest

What drove a mission by the visionary
Briton George Everest to map the entire Indian subcontinent years ago? Novelist Hari Kunzru , author of The Impressionist, investigates.


Unknown: George Everest
Unknown: Hari Kunzru

: Kashmir - Paradise Lost

Once a tourist haven. Kashmir - a battleground for Pakistan and India - is now regarded as a potential nuclear flashpoint.
With Mark Tully.


Unknown: Mark Tully.

: Dersu Uzala

Akira Kurosawa 's adventure, in which Russian soldiers encounter a nomadic tribesman. In Russian with English subtitles.


Unknown: Akira Kurosawa

: As 9.30pm.

: 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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