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: Legends: Yehudi Menuhin

Documentary examining the life and work of one of the violin's undisputed masters. In the film Menuhin plays a Bach prelude for solo violin and Beethoven's epic Violin Concerto in 1962.

: The World

With Kirsty Lang.
Followed by Weather


Unknown: Kirsty Lang.

: Who Really Runs Britain?

3/5. Ken Macdonald QC , who in 2003 became Director of Public Prosecutions.


Unknown: Ken MacDonald Qc

: The Samuel Johnson Prize

The winner of this year's award for non-fiction is chosen at London's Savoy Hotel. Hosted by Michael Wood , with Aminatta Foma , Martha Kearney , Simon Singh and Francis Wheen on the panel. Isabel Hilton talks to the winner in Night Waves on Radio 3 at 9.30pm


Unknown: Michael Wood
Unknown: Aminatta Foma
Unknown: Martha Kearney
Unknown: Simon Singh
Unknown: Francis Wheen
Talks: Isabel Hilton

: Sixties Dinner with Michael Portillo

Lord Puttnam, Bel Mooney, Caroline Coon and Peter Hitchens discuss the 60s.


Unknown: Bel Mooney
Unknown: Caroline Coon
Unknown: Peter Hitchens

: Yes Minister

1/7; series two.
Jim and Sir Humphrey lock horns. Rptd next Tue BBC2.

: As 8.30pm.

: Vote, Vote, Vote for Nigel Barton

A rare chance to see Dennis Potter's political play from 1967. Starring Keith Barron.


Writer: Dennis Potter
Nigel Barton: Keith Barron

: As 9pm.

: As 7pm.

: As 10pm.

: As 8.30pm.

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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