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: Nation on Film

4/6. How the Church in the UK used film to offer salvation to the permissive society of the 1950s and 60s.

: Choir of the Year

Aled Jones and Howard Goodall host highlights of the BBC Radio 3 Choir of the Year competition, held earlier this month at the Lowry Centre, Salford.


Unknown: Aled Jones
Unknown: Howard Goodall

: The Three Marias

A Brazilian widow sends her daughters in search of assassins to avenge the murder of her menfolk. Marieta Severo stars in Aluizio Abranches 's absorbing drama from 2002. In Portuguese with English subtitles. Review page 56.


Unknown: Marieta Severo
Unknown: Aluizio Abranches

: Death on the Staircase

4/8 The prosecution presents an iron poker - supposedly an exact replica of the murder weapon.

: Don't Watch That Watch This!

2/6. The news satire presents more carnage from the cutting room. More at 1.05am tomorrow

: Blue/Orange

Brian Cox, John Simm and Shaun Parkes star in a film adaptation of Joe Penhall's award-winning stage play. Two psychiatrists disagree over the ongoing treatment of Christopher, an enigmatic young black man who insists that oranges are blue and former Ugandan dictator idi Amin is his father.


Dr Smith: Brian Cox
Dr Flaherty: John Simm
Christopher: Shaun Parkes

: Celtic Connections

Eddi Reader, Kathryn Tickell, Michael McGoldrick, Mercedes Peon and Del Amitri's
Justin Currie are among highlights from Glasgow's winter folk festival.
More on Friday at 9pm

: Life with a Hungarian Gypsy Band

How vibrant folk music enables the Gypsies of north-east Hungary to cope with economic hardship and routine racism.

: as 11.15pm

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.

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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.

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