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: 21st Century Bach

The prelude and fugue in E minor
(BWV548) is performed.

: The Art of Singing

Maria Callas , Giuseppe di Stefano , Victoria de los Angeles, Jussi Bjorling , Joan Sutherland , Renata Tebaldi , Charles Laughton and Leontyne Price are among stars captured on archive film. Previously shown on BBC2


Unknown: Maria Callas
Unknown: Giuseppe Di Stefano
Unknown: Jussi Bjorling
Unknown: Joan Sutherland
Unknown: Renata Tebaldi
Unknown: Charles Laughton
Unknown: Leontyne Price

: Fantasy Sixties

The launch of the first Sputnik satellite in the 1950s prompted TV writers to experiment with fantastical storylines. Time Shift looks back, with The Avengers writer Brian Clemens and Adam Adamant
Lives! star Gerald Harper.


Unknown: Brian Clemens
Unknown: Gerald Harper.

: Russell T Davies: Unscripted

Doctor Who and Casanova have both benefited from the writing of Russell T Davies. Time Shift examines his work, from children's TV to Queer as Folk and beyond, with contributions from Mark Lawson ,
Christopher Eccleston and Andi Peters.


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Unknown: Christopher Eccleston
Unknown: Andi Peters.

: The Andromeda Strain

I A deadly alien virus looms in a sci-fi tale based on Michael Crichton 's book. Arthur Hill and David Wayne star in Robert Wise's tense thriller. Review page 60.


Unknown: Michael Crichton
Unknown: Arthur Hill
Unknown: David Wayne

: Ivor Cutler: Looking for Truth with a Pin

An affectionate tribute to the Glasgow-born musician, poet, humorist and painter. hailed by Billy Connolly as Britain's "best-kept secret". Friends and fans recall his career, including a turn in the Beatles film Magical Mystery Tour.


Unknown: Billy Connolly

: The Late Edition

6/6: satire with Marcus Brigstocke


Unknown: Marcus Brigstocke

: The DVD Collection

: Heat, Double Indemnity,
Restless Natives, Hard-Boiled, Oldboy

: as 8.20pm

: as 9pm

: as 1.15am

: as 12.45am

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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