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: Broadway - the American Musical

1/6. Julie Andrews begins her history of the Broadway musical with Irving Berlin, the Ziegfeld Follies and Jerome Kern's Show Boat. The next episode is on Thursday at 9pm


Unknown: Julie Andrews
Unknown: Jerome Kern

: The World

international news.
Then Weather

: Cartoonists on the Front Line

2/4. Russian artist Victor Bogorad is one of the few cartoonists brave and clever enough to satirise President Putin. Michael Portillo ponders his future. (AD)


Artist: Victor Bogorad
Unknown: Michael Portillo

: Mind Games

Wine writer Oz Clarke and Rough Science botanist Ellen McCallie join team captain Kathy Sykes and her guest opponent Irving Finkel for the mind-bending quiz.
Marcus du Sautoy hosts.


Unknown: Oz Clarke
Unknown: Ellen McCallie
Unknown: Captain Kathy Sykes
Unknown: Irving Finkel

: Tree of Guns

Millions of guns were left at the end of Mozambique's terrible civil war in 1992. Many of them were traded in a "swords for ploughshares" scheme, while others were turned into dramatic sculptures. This film follows one such sculpture, The Tree of Life, from Southern Africa to the British Museum.

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: Richard Rodgers CentenaryGala

Dame Judi Dench, Sheridan Morley, Gillian Anderson, Ruthie Henshall, Maureen Lipman and Lesley Garrett were among stars celebrating the 100th birthday of Richard Rodgers in 2002. The composer - whose work includes Oklahoma! and South Pacific - is honoured at London's Theatre Royal Drury Lane. Richard Rodgers features in Broadway - the American Musical on Thursday at 9pm


Unknown: Dame Judi Dench
Unknown: Sheridan Morley
Unknown: Gillian Anderson
Unknown: Ruthie Henshall
Unknown: Maureen Lipman
Unknown: Lesley Garrett
Unknown: Richard Rodgers
Unknown: Richard Rodgers

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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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