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: imagined Sound*

Four concertos by Sally Beamish and her Gala Water for solo cello, are accompanied by images of nature and the First World War. Ilan Volkov conducts the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Featuring soloists John Harle (sax), Lawrence Power (viola), Robert Cohen (cello), Anthony Marwood (violin) and Robert Irvine (cello). (W)


Unknown: Sally Beamish
Unknown: Ilan Volkov
Soloists: John Harle
Viola: Lawrence Power
Cello: Robert Cohen
Cello: Anthony Marwood
Cello: Robert Irvine

: Visions of Space

The legacy of Antoni Gaudi, the last great cathedral builder of the 20th century, is explored by Robert Hughes. A Catholic celibate, Gaudi created some of the most sensuous buildings ever known. (S)(W)


Presenter: Robert Hughes

: Art Safari

In search of a new "ism," Ben Lewis presents the first of four programmes. But trouble looms: artists dislike being labelled and Relationalism is not understood by everyone. (S) (W)


Unknown: Ben Lewis

: Mr Chelskl

How did the new manager of Chelsea get so rich so quickly - and what lies behind his interest in football? Tim Whewell profiles Roman
Abramovich. (W)


Unknown: Tim Whewell

: Womad: Music by the River

Nitin Sawhney , Jimmy Cliff , Manu Dibango and 1 Giant Leap are among highlights. (W) More from Womad on Friday at 9pm


Unknown: Nitin Sawhney
Unknown: Jimmy Cliff
Unknown: Manu Dibango

: As 10pm.

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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.

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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.

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