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: All the Russia* - Devils

Shostakovich, Tchaikovsky and Prokoviev are among composers whose music accompanies a look at Russia's darker side.
Valery Gergiev presents the third of a journey.


Unknown: Valery Gergiev

: BBC4 News and Weather

[web address removed]

: Days That Shook the World

How did the assassination of Martin Luther King and release of Nelson Mandela affect the path of history?


Unknown: Martin Luther King
Unknown: Nelson Mandela

: Time Shift: Footballers' Lives

How have working-class heroes turned into multi-media icons? In the first of a Time Shift triple bill, Chris Waddle and Jimmy Hill have their say.


Interviewee: Chris Waddle
Interviewee: Jimmy Hill

: The World of George Best

A 1970 documentary profiling the star, from his Belfast roots to the heights of fame.

: Six Days to Saturday

A 1963 documentary by John Boorman following the fortunes of Swindon Town. Concludes the Time Shift triple bill.


Unknown: John Boorman

: As 8.30pm.

: Child's Play

Short films first shown as part of The Shortest Night.

: As 9.30pm.

: The Life of a £10 Note

The journey of a single bank note. Showing on BBC2, Friday 11.35pm

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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