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: Nation on Film

1/6. How did Britons try to improve their health and fitness between the wars? The documentary series charting 20th-century social history reveals what people saw and ate, and how they exercised during the period. The series continues Friday at 8.30pm

: Back to the Barre

Writer and would-be ballerina Laura Thompson describes how her dreams of dancing led to a role in The Nutcracker.


Unknown: Laura Thompson

: James MacMillan Live at the Barbican

A celebration of the work of the acclaimed Scottish composer. MacMillan is composer/conductor'for the BBC Philharmonic, who he leads in a performance at London's Barbican Hall, featuring the colourful Violin Concerto of his teacher, John Casken. The concert also features three of MacMillan's own compositions: Britannia, Magnificat and Nunc
Dimittis and The Confession of Isobel Gowdie. Featuring violinist Daniel Hope and the BBC Singers. Presented by Verity Sharp. The concert is aiso broadcast on BBC Radio 3 from 8pm, part of a Composer Weekend focusing on MacMillan


Unknown: John Casken
Unknown: Isobel Gowdie
Violinist: Daniel Hope
Presented By: Verity Sharp

: Don't Watch That Watch This!

1/6. A satire of news presentation, featuring topical and archive footage re-edited and manipulated. The series continues Thursday 10.30pm

: En Plein Coeur

A botched robbery leads to a passionate affair. Gerard Lanvin stars in Pierre Jolivet 's 1998 drama. In French with English subtitles.


Unknown: Gerard Lanvin
Unknown: Pierre Jolivet

: Last Roar of the Tiger:

the struggle for survival between people and tigers in the Russian Far East is graphically portrayed

: as 10.10pm

: as 8pm

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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