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: Mercury Music Prize

Jamelia, Franz Ferdinand , the Zutons, Amy Winehouse , Belle & Sebastian, Ty and Basement Jaxx starred. Robert Wyatt and Keane were also on the nominee list. But who won?


Unknown: Franz Ferdinand
Unknown: Amy Winehouse
Unknown: Robert Wyatt

: The Drag Trade

The Rocky
Horror Picture Show's Richard O'Brien hosts a history of cross-dressing on stage and screen.
Contributors include Peggy Shaw and Billy Crudup. (AD)


Unknown: Richard O'Brien
Unknown: Peggy Shaw
Unknown: Billy Crudup.

: Theatre Biz

Every production is a gamble. How does London's Theatre Royal Haymarket find hits to keep business going? Actors, critics and touts discuss how to make a first night last.

: Crisis Command: Could You Run the Country?

How would the experts have handled the crisis faced by the public on this evening's BBC2 disaster simulation?

: Flooded Britain

Is tearing down sea walls the answer to
Britain's coastal flood defence? With Mark Dixon.


Unknown: Mark Dixon.

: As 9pm

: Judi Dench Talks to Richard Eyre

The revered star in conversation.

: As 8.30pm.

: John Gielgud at the BBC

Thespian memories.

: As 10pm.

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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