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: All the Russlas - Once Upon a Time

Mussorgsky is among the composers whose music accompanies a look at an archetypal form of Russian culture: the fairy tale. Presented by Valery Gergiev. (S) (W)


Presenter: Valery Gergiev.

: BBC4 News and Weather


: Days That Shook the World

A unique insight into the story of Hiroshima, reconstructing the events that led to its bombing in August 1945. (S) (W)

: Cold War Kids

Paul Morley and Michael Rosen are among those discussing the changing experiences of children who grew up in the shadow of the Cold War. Showing as part of Time Shift. (W)


Unknown: Paul Morley
Unknown: Michael Rosen

: Professional Foul

Stephen Rea is among the stars of Tom Stoppard 's play highlighting the plight of Czech dissidents. Peter Barkworth and John Shrapnel also star in the 1977 production. Showing as part of Time Shift.
First shown on BBC2 (S)


Unknown: Stephen Rea
Unknown: Tom Stoppard
Unknown: Peter Barkworth
Unknown: John Shrapnel

: Mr Chelski

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

: As 8.30pm.

: The Big Read: Battle of the Books

Birdsong v Captain Corelli's Mandolin. (S) (W)

: As 9.30pm.

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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