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: 21st Century Bach - the Complete Organ Works

A recital of JS Bach's Prelude and Fugue in C, BWV531.

: Great Railway Journeys

Hollywood actor Danny Glover tackles Africa's Bamako Express. First shown on BBC2


Unknown: Danny Glover

: The World

With Kirsty Lang.
Followed by Weather


Unknown: Kirsty Lang.

: Mediterranean Tales

Irma Kurtz 's trans-Mediterranean journey brings her to Istanbul, where she goes shopping in the Grand Bazaar.


Unknown: Irma Kurtz

: Mind Games

Shazia Mirza and Daniel Glaser guest on the cerebral panel game.


Guest: Shazia Mirza
Guest: Daniel Glaser

: Historians of Genius - In Their Own Words

Simon Russell Beale plays 18th-century historian Edward Gibbon , author of The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire. (AD)


Unknown: Simon Russell Beale
Unknown: Edward Gibbon

: Before the Booker

Which book might have won the Booker Prize had it existed in 1860? With Clive Anderson.


Unknown: Clive Anderson.

: Cecil Beaton: beneath the Glitter

What did the renowned photographer really think of his glamorous subjects?

: Roy Lichtenstein - Pop Idol

The colourful cartoon images of the American Pop Artist.

: As 9.30pm.

: As 9pm.

: As 10.20pm.

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

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