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: Natural Selection

A short film that takes a wry look at the pride with which Russians show off dogs - to the tune of a marching band.

: Monsoon Railway

1/2. A four-month battle occurs every year in India to keep the railway running through monsoon rains. This fond portrait shows how both rain and rail are vital to the country.
8.15 2/2. The tale concludes.

: 101 Reykjavik

Victoria Abril stars in Baltasar Kormakur 's laconic comedy, with music by Blur's Damon Albarn. Hlynur lives with his mother and spends nights in bars; then a flamenco dancer creates tensions. In Icelandic and English with subtitles. Review page 48.


Unknown: Baltasar Kormakur
Unknown: Damon Albarn

: The African Rock 'n' RollYears

1/6. Youssou N'Dour, Baaba
Maal and Salif Keita help trace West African music to an ancient empire. Fema Kuti is on tomorrow at 11.40pm
The series continues on Tuesday at 9pm RT DIRECT: Mali Music with Damon Albarn is available for £11.99. To order, call 0[number removed]725, quoting ref All-AD


Unknown: Salif Keita
Unknown: Damon Albarn

: Glastonbury

Senegalese star Baaba Maal's headlining set from the Jazz World Stage.
BBCi: throughout the day digital viewers can access alternative festival coverage Phill Jupitus : p36; Inside Story: p56 More Glastonbury tomorrow at 9pm


Unknown: Baaba Maal

: African School

1/8. A look at the lives of teachers and pupils in Uganda

: African School

2/8. A change in the rules allows girls to be nominated to be prefects. The series continues Tuesday. 8.30pm

: Building Africa

David Adjaye looks at Africa's architecture


Unknown: David Adjaye

: as 7.20pm

: as 8.15pm

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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