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: Chopin Shorts

Etudes: Op25 No. 9, performed by Freddy Kempf.


Pianist: Freddy Kempf

: Great Railway Journeys

Henry Louis Gates Jr and family travel 3,000 miles across Africa through Zimbabwe (via Victoria Falls), Zambia and Tanzania.
First shown on BBC2


Unknown: Henry Louis Gates Jr

: BBC4 News and Weather


: Richard II from the Globe

Mark Rylance 's all-male company performs Shakespeare's tragedy in an authentic Elizabethan production from the Globe on the banks of the River Thames.
Corin Redgrave. Zoe Wanamaker and Michael Wood discuss the performance and the historical context of the play, while there's also a look backstage to see how the theatre operates and to observe the artists behind the production.


Unknown: Mark Rylance
Unknown: Corin Redgrave.
Unknown: Zoe Wanamaker
Unknown: Michael Wood

: Stalin: Inside the Terror

Documentary that uncovers the private and family life of the Soviet dictator. Using reconstructions, it also attempts to discover Stalin's motives for sending millions to their graves.

: The Soviet Union's Last Stand

A look at what provoked the extraordinary events that effected the disintegration of one of the great forces of the 20th century.

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.

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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This historical record contains material which some might find offensive
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