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: BBC4 World Cinema Award

Jonathan Ross hosts the ceremony, held last month in London, where the shortlisted films were Hero, Zatoichi, The Return, The Motorcycle Diaries,
Uzak and Bad Education.


Unknown: Jonathan Ross

: The World

With Kirsty Lang.
Then Weather


Unknown: Kirsty Lang.

: Cartoonists on the Front Line

New series 1/4. Michael Portillo has long been cruelly satirised by The Guardian's cartoonist Steve Bell. in this profile of the latter, the two meet for the first time.


Unknown: Michael Portillo
Unknown: Steve Bell.

: Mind Games

Comedian Danny Buckler and the Natural History Museum's Professor Monica Grady join the quiz. With Marcus du Sautoy, and team captains Kathy Sykes and Michael Rosen.


Panellist: Danny Buckler
Panellist: Professor Monica Grady
Presenter: Marcus du Sautoy
Panellist: Kathy Sykes
Panellist: Michael Rosen

: Mindset

3/3. What makes nationalities different from each other? Stuart Jeffries 's investigation concludes in Britain. What effect will anti-terrorism measures and authoritarian government have on our civil liberty?


Unknown: Stuart Jeffries

: A Story of Circus

Time Shift explores how television's early days exploited the spectacle of the circus. Including the first live outside broadcast from Calais where a French circus artist's act was witnessed by Richard Dimbleby.


Unknown: Richard Dimbleby.

: The World of Nat King Cole

Stevie Wonder, Whoopi Goldberg, BB King, OutKast's Andre 3000, Carlos Santana, Tony Bennett, Harry Connick Jr, Jools Holland, Quincy Jones and Baz Luhrmann pay tribute to the singer and his importance in the civil rights movement.


Unknown: Stevie Wonder
Unknown: Whoopi Goldberg
Unknown: Andre 3000
Unknown: Carlos Santana
Unknown: Tony Bennett
Unknown: Harry Connick
Unknown: Jools Holland
Unknown: Ouincy Jones
Unknown: Baz Luhrmann

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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.

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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