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: A Night In Vienna

Music and dancing from the sumptuous ballrooms of Vienna's Hofburg
Palace. Waltzes, polkas, mazurkas and galops by the Strauss family are performed on period instruments by the Wiener Akademie. The traditional New Year's Day concert from Vienna will be shown on BBC2

: Dodie Smith: Mad Dogs and an Englishwoman

The release of Disney's 101 Dalmations in made the author Dodie Smith a household name. However, in the 30s she was a successful dramatist and in the next decade she produced her masterpiece I Capture the Castle. So why is she all but forgotten?


Unknown: Dodie Smith

: Review of the Year

Cultural headlines, including the theft of Munch's Scream and the warehouse fire that decimated
British contemporary art.

: Sam Cooke: Legend

Tracing the soul superstar's personal and professional life, from his 1930s gospel roots in the Mississippi delta through to his R&B pop career, his contributions to the civil rights struggle and his untimely death in 1964. Interviewees include Aretha Franklin and Bobby Womack.
Jools Holland narrates.


Unknown: Aretha Franklin
Unknown: Bobby WomacK.
Unknown: Jools Holland

: The World of Nat King Cole

Stevie Wonder, BB King and Quincy Jones are among those contributing to a profile of the timeless crooner. See Christmas Eve choice.


Unknown: Quincy Jones

: FILM: Betty Fisher and Other Stories

Ruth Rendell dramatisation by Claude Miller. An author and a waitress are linked by the death of their sons. In French with English subtitles


Unknown: Ruth Rendell
Unknown: Claude Miller.

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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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