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: 21st Century Bach

No 4 in E flat is performed.

: The Art of Singing

1/2. From
Enrico Caruso to Rosa Ponselle , rare footage of great opera singers is unearthed. Christopher Lee narrates. Previously shown on BBC2


Unknown: Enrico Caruso
Unknown: Rosa Ponselle
Unknown: Christopher Lee

: The Mystery of Charles

Dickens Simon Callow portrays the author and 49 famous characters from his novels in an adaptation of Peter Ackroyd 's stage play. Dickens in America: Tuesday at 8.30pm


Unknown: Dickens Simon Callow
Unknown: Peter Ackroyd

: Blind Shaft

A pair of killers fake accidents in China's illegal coal mines in order to blackmail the owners into paying hush money. This bleak drama was the feature debut of documentary maker Li Yang. In Mandarin with English subtitles. Review page 55.


Unknown: Li Yang.

: The Late Edition

5/6. Satire with Marcus Brigstocke.


Unknown: Marcus Brigstocke.

: TV on Trial: 2000s

Janet Street-Porter and John Humphrys appraise TV of the past 12 months.


Unknown: Janet Street-Porter
Unknown: John Humphrys

: The Bachelor

Looking for love in the Marbella-set reality show.
First shown on BBC3

: Little Britain

Has Bubbles spent a little too long on the sunbed? First shown on BBC3

: Footballers' Wives

Will sex and Viagra prove a fatal cocktail?
First shown on ITV Videoplus code for 11.45pm-2.25am
(non-PDC) BBCi: digital viewers can block critical commentary by pressing the red button

: TV on Trial: You Decide

John Sergeant and Daisy Sampson host the finale with champions and critics featured in the series, including John Humphrys , Mark Lawson , Janet Street-Porter and Roy Hattersley


Unknown: John Sergeant
Unknown: Daisy Sampson
Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Mark Lawson
Unknown: Janet Street-Porter
Unknown: Roy Hattersley

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.

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.

BBC Guidance

This historical record contains material which some might find offensive
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