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: Cirque du Soleil Presents Alegria

Inspired by the Spanish word expressing jubilation, the renowned circus troupe presents a typically flamboyant spectacle.

: Black Flash: a Century of Black Footballers

Kicking off a football-themed triple bill, John Barnes and others celebrate the contribution made by black players to British football.


Unknown: John Barnes

: Mr Chelski

How did Chelsea
FC owner Roman Abramovich get rich quick - and what lies behind his interest in football?


Unknown: Roman Abramovich

: Arsene Who?

Arsenal's publicity-shy manager, Arsene
Wenger, is profiled.

: The Billy Elliot Boy

Julie and Russell Crowe contribute to a profile of Billy Elliot star Jamie Bell.


Unknown: Russell Crowe
Unknown: Billy Elliot
Unknown: Jamie Bell.

: Belleville Rendez-vous

**** Sylvain Chomet 's
2003 animated adventure. A cyclist is kidnapped. Can his gran help? In French with English subtitles. Review page 60.
(Colour and BW)


Unknown: Sylvain Chomet

: Hollywood Confidential

How 1950s magazine Confidential sold the stars' secrets and created a blueprint for tabloids.

: The Most Powerful Woman In Britain?

The Sun's Rebekah Wade is profiled.


Unknown: Rebekah Wade

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.

BBC Guidance

This historical record contains material which some might find offensive
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