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: Broadway: the American Musical

2/6. The 1920s was the golden age of musical theatre - Rodgers and Hart, George and Ira Gershwin, Fred Astaire and Al Jolson were all forging careers as songwriters, producers and performers. But as the Jazz Age waned, the industry suffered the double blow of "talkies" and the Wall Street Crash. With Julie Andrews.


Unknown: Fred Astaire
Unknown: Al Jolson
Unknown: Julie Andrews

: The World

With Zeinab Badawi.
Followed by Weather


Unknown: Zeinab Badawi.

: BBC Cardiff Singer of the

World 2005 5/5. The final heat sees five young singers from
Germany, Scotland, Lithuania, Korea and Chile compete for a place in next Sunday's final.

: Beethoven Uncovered

3/3 Charles Hazlewood analyses, rehearses and conducts three movements from Beethoven's Missa Solemnis - the Kyrie, Credo and Agnus Dei. The composition of this monumental work was fraught with problems and was a huge drain of Beethoven's time and energy. However, the finished article shows a composer at the peak of his creative powers. With the Tallis Chamber Choir, the period instrument orchestra Harmonieband and soloists Sarah Fox (soprano), Sara Fulgoni (alto), Mark Wilde (tenor) and Matthew Hargreaves (bass).


Unknown: Charles Hazlewood
Soprano: Sarah Fox
Alto: Sara Fulgoni
Tenor: Mark Wilde
Bass: Matthew Hargreaves

: The Mark Steel Lectures

The comedian takes an irreverent look at Ludwig van Beethoven 's character flaws. Was he the only great composer to have pelted his housemaid with rotten eggs? He clearly had anger-management issues.


Unknown: Ludwig van Beethoven

: Mind Games

Cerebral panel game in which two teams wrestle with puzzles and anagrams.

: as 7pm

: as 10pm

: as 8.30pm

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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