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: Days That Shook the World

Two bullets that shaped modem history: the 1914 shot that killed Archduke Franz Ferdinand and Hitler's bunker death in April 1945. (AD)


Unknown: Archduke Franz Ferdinand

: The World

With Kirsty Lang.
Followed by Weather


Unknown: Kirsty Lang.

: Mind Games

Simon Singh hosts the cerebral quiz.


Unknown: Simon Singh

: Painting Flowers

Monty Don examines the lily's depiction by artists such as Sandro Botticelli and John Singer Sargent


Unknown: Monty Don
Unknown: Sandro Botticelli
Unknown: John Singer Sargent

: City Scape

The architectural history of Las Vegas.

: Peter Ackroyd: Writing the City - Profile

Philip Hensher explores the author's continuing fixation with London.


Unknown: Philip Hensher

: Metroland

John Betjeman 's poetic meditation on residential suburbs along the Metropolitan railway from 1973.


Unknown: John Betjeman

: Martin Scorsese Presentsthe Blues: The Soul of a Man

Wim Wenders explores the lives of three of his favourite musicians - Skip James , Blind Willie Johnson and JB Lenoir.
Artists including Nick Cave , Bonnie Raitt and Lou Reed perform their songs. Review page 51.


Unknown: Wim Wenders
Musicians: Skip James
Musicians: Blind Willie Johnson
Artists: Jb Lenoir
Unknown: Nick Cave
Unknown: Bonnie Raitt
Unknown: Lou Reed

: Cambridge Folk Festival

Highlights from 2003.

: 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.

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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