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: Chopin Shorts

An etude recital by pianist Freddie Kempf : Opus 24, no 7.


Pianist: Freddie Kempf

: Great Railway Journeys

Nick Hancock tries to cross Cuba - only to have his plans disrupted by Hurricane George. First shown on BBC2.


Unknown: Nick Hancock

: BBC4 News and Weather


: Rossetti: Sex, Drugs and Oil Paint

The passionate painter and poet Dante Gabriel Rossetti, who reinvented the Victorian ideal of female beauty, is assessed by Andrew Graham-Dixon.


Presenter: Andrew Graham-Dixon

: Israel's Generals: Rabin

Assassinated in 1995, former general and statesman Itzhak Rabin is profiled in the second of the Israeli-made trilogy. The series concludes at the same time tomorrow.


Unknown: Itzhak Rabin

: Cyclo

When his taxi-bike is stolen, a man turns to crime. Le Van Loc stars in Tran Anh Hung's award-winning 1995 drama. In Vietnamese with English subtitles.
Review page 51.

: Holidays In theDanger Zone - Meet the Stans

The only country to have both an American and a Russian military base, Kyrgyzstan is visited by Simon Reeve. Repeated on BBC2 tomorrow 11.20pm


Unknown: Simon Reeve.

: As 9pm.

: 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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