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: The Magic Flute

From London's Royal Opera House,
Charles Hazlewood introduces a production by David McVicar of Mozart's much loved final opera. Will Hartmann and Dorothea Roschmann take the lead roles as young lovers Tamino and Pamina, while Colin Davis conducts. First shown on BBC2 The Genius of Mozart, tomorrow at 7pm


Introduces: Charles Hazlewood
Production By: David McVicar
Production By: Dorothea Roschmann
Unknown: Colin Davis

: Central Station

Walter Salles 's much lauded road movie from 1998 set in Brazil. Dora (Fernanda Montenegro) hands Josue (Vinicius de Oliveira ) to a dealer in orphaned children then, plagued by her conscience, accompanies him on a quest to find his father. In Portuguese with English subtitles. Review p43.


Unknown: Walter Salles
Unknown: Vinicius de Oliveira

: Ian Dury: On My Life

A film made shortly before his death charts the iconoclastic singer's musical career, while Dury revisits his old Essex haunts and reflects on a life dogged by ill health.
First shown on BBC2

: Ian Dury: Live In Luton

The late singer, with the Blockheads, performs at one of his last gigs. Hits include Reasons to Be Cheerful, Pt 3

: Tango Salon:La Confiterla Ideal

How the faded glamour of a Buenos Aires dance hall offers Argentinians an escape from hard times.

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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.

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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.

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