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: Days That Shook the World

Two remarkable days bridged the Atlantic through technical innovation. In 1901, the first transatlantic radio message was received by inventor Guglielmo Marconi , while in Concorde made its first supersonic journey into New York.


Unknown: Guglielmo Marconi

: The World

With Zeinab Badawi.
Followed by Weather


Unknown: Zeinab Badawi.

: BBC Cardiff Singer of the World 2005

The first five singers perform in the opening round of the competition, including some of the most demanding arias from across the opera repertoire.
Renowned vocal coach Mary King is on hand to cast a critical ear over singers from Spain, Greece, Russia, Ireland and Italy as they make their bid for a place in the final. Presented by Petroc Trelawny. More at the same time tomorrow. Radio 3's coverage continues tomorrow at 1pm and throughout the week


Unknown: Mary King

: Elmlna's Kitchen

A tense tale of gun crime, racism and a complicated father-son relationship, BBC4's production of Kwame Kwei-Armah 's National Theatre success was made on location in just five days with the same director and cast as the original production. Set in a West Indian cafe in east London's Hackney, the play focuses on three generations of black men.


Unknown: Kwame Kwei-Armah

: Tales from Spain

Kirsty Wark explores contemporary life and culture. In Barcelona, she meets designer Javier Mariscal , chef Ferran Adria and writer Carlos Ruiz , author of The Shadow of the Wind. Tales from Greece tomorrow at 11.30pm


Unknown: Kirsty Wark
Designer: Javier Mariscal
Unknown: Ferran Adria
Unknown: Carlos Ruiz

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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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