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: 21st-century Bach: the Complete Organ Works

Prelude and Fugue in G, BWV541.

: Congo

3/3. Could humans have originally come from the simian-ridden Congolese forests? First shown on BBC2

: The World

With Kirsty Lang.
Followed by Weather


Unknown: Kirsty Lang.

: Yusuf Hamied: Breaking the Aids Barrier

Profiling the drug company chairman who has arguably had the biggest impact on the Aids crisis.

: Orphans of Nkandla

Aids pandemic has orphaned around 750,000 children even in one of Africa's richer countries, South Africa. This film documents the tragic decline of youngsters in rural Zululand.

: Whistleblowers

Until the 1980s Whitehall was able to use the Official Secrets Act to suppress information it didn't want disclosed. Time Shift recalls those who spoke out on stories the Government did not want to be told.

: Two Melons and a Stinking Fish

The self-portrait photographs of irreverent artist Sarah Lucas, which blur the distinction between reality and fiction.


Artist: Sarah Lucas

: As 9pm.

: Proms on Four

Denmark's National Symphony Orchestra perform works by Per Norgard and Carl Nielsen.


Unknown: Per Norgard
Unknown: Carl Nielsen.

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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