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: Frank Hurley: the Man who Made History

Frank Hurley left behind a collection of striking and daring photographs. The best-known are of Ernest Shackleton 's legendary Antarctic expedition, but he also took remarkable photographs during the Second World War and in his native Australia. Using archive footage and pictures by Hurley, this documentary traces his life and work.


Unknown: Frank Hurley
Unknown: Ernest Shackleton

: Antarctic Symphony

Peter Maxwell Davies conducts the BBC
Philharmonic in a performance of his work. It is accompanied by stunning images of the Antarctic, in a musical cry to heed the warnings from this endangered continent. Presented by Mary Ann Kennedy. There's more music by Maxwell Davies in Proms on Four on Tuesday at 2am


Unknown: Peter Maxwell Davies
Presented By: Mary Ann Kennedy.
Music By: Maxwell Davies

: Gohatto

Passions are inflamed when a handsome young samurai joins the Shinsengumi militia. Takeshi Kitano stars in Nagisa Oshima 's darkly comic historical drama from 1999. In Japanese with English subtitles. Review page 58.


Unknown: Takeshi Kitano
Unknown: Nagisa Oshima

: Death on the Staircase

The prosecution witnesses falter under defence lawyer David Rudolf 's clever cross-examination.


Unknown: David Rudolf

: The Late Edition

Marcus Brigstocke 's satirical talk show.


Unknown: Marcus Brigstocke

: As 7pm.

: as 8pm

: Celtic Connections

2/2. Highlights from
Glasgow's winter folk festival, with performances from Beth Nielsen
Chapman, Bellowhead, Mindy Smith , Le Vent du Nord and Karen Matheson


Unknown: Beth Nielsen
Unknown: Mindy Smith
Unknown: Karen Matheson

: Norway's Hardanger Fiddle

the story of a unique violin with a second set of strings, which create an unforgettable sound

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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