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: Beck's Futures: the Winner

Did fluff or bananas impress the judges of this year's art prize? With Yoko Ono.

: The World

With Kirsty Lang.
Followed by Weather


Unknown: Kirsty Lang.

: The DVD Collection

With reviews of Kill Bill Vol 1, The Last Samurai, Ran and The Good, the Bad and the Ugly.

: Painting Flowers

1/4. How
Dutch floral art blossomed in the wake of 17th-century "tulip mania". With Monty Don. Art in full bloom: page 33


Unknown: Monty Don.

: Cityscapes

The evolution of futuristic Tokyo.

: Wren - the Man Who BuiltBritain

Hugh Bonneville stars as polymath Sir Christopher Wren in a drama-documentary charting his career. First shown on BBC1


Unknown: Hugh Bonneville
Unknown: Sir Christopher Wren

: Cityscapes

The history and architecture of London.

: Martin Scorsese Presents the Blues: the Road to Memphis

Director Richard Pearce traces the story of blues guitarist BB King.
Review page 63.


Director: Richard Pearce

: BBC4 Sessions: David Byrne

From the Union Chapel in London, a set of songs from across the former Talking Heads frontman's oeuvre.

: As 8.30pm.

: As 9pm.

: As 7pm.

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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