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: BBC Young Musician of the Year

Four violinists and a lone harpist feature in this year's string semi-final. Continues at

: The World

With Brian Hanrahan.
Followed by Weather


Unknown: Brian Hanrahan.

: BBC Young Musician of the Year

The conclusion of the string semi-final.

: Hard Times

Alan Bates tribute concludes with a 1994 dramatisation of Dickens's novel set in a grim factory town in the north of England. The lives of Tom and Louisa Gradgrind unfold in a loveless world where social and economic values come before human concerns.
Co-starring Bob Peck , Dilys Laye. Richard E Grant , Beatie Edney and Christien Anholt.


Unknown: Alan Bates
Unknown: Louisa Gradgrind
Unknown: Bob Peck
Unknown: Dilys Laye.
Unknown: Richard E Grant
Unknown: Beatie Edney
Unknown: Christien Anholt.

: Richard Dawkins - Profile

The first of two DNA Week programmes tonight asks whether the evolutionary biologist's views on humans are still valid.

: Double Helix: the DNA Years

1/2. Do we control our destiny or are we ruled by our genes? The 50 years since the discovery of DNA's structure are traced in this documentary, which concludes tomorrow at 12 midnight. (AD)

: As 11.45pm.

With sign language.

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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