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: A Digital Picture of Britain

4/6. Richard Billingham shoots the Black Country, David Shrigley turns a surreal eye on Leicester and Robert Taylor visits Birmingham.


Unknown: Richard Billingham
Unknown: David Shrigley
Unknown: Robert Taylor

: Nation on Film

4/6. Between the Depression and Second World War, amateur film-makers captured scenes from industry to family life.

: The World

With Zeinab Badawi.
Followed by Weather


Unknown: Zeinab Badawi.

: African School

3/8. A pitch invasion and riot unfold as football fever grips the school in Masindi.
Sophie Okenedo narrates. Continues on Thursday at 8.30pm.

: The African Rock 'n' Roll Years

2/8. Miriam Makeba, Hugh Masekela , Abdullah Ibrahim, Ladysmith Black Mambazo and others discuss how South Africa's vibrant music scene developed under apartheid. RT DIRECT: Mali Music, by Afel Bocoum , Blur's Damon Albarn , Toumani Diabate and friends. is available for £11.99. To order, call [number removed], quoting ref A11-AD


Unknown: Miriam Makeba
Unknown: Hugh Masekela
Unknown: Abdullah Ibrahim
Music By: Afel Bocoum
Unknown: Damon Albarn
Unknown: Toumani Diabate

: The Thick of It

2/3. Number
Ten enforcer Tucker is anxious that Abbot is out of touch. Concludes at the same time tomorrow.

: Sophiatown

A "docu-musical" about a suburb in Johannesburg.
Sophiatown was a hotbed of musical, intellectual and political talent, which apartheid destroyed.

: As 8.30pm.

: as 10pm

: as 9pm

: The Lion's Trail

: a South African man's battle for recognition as the writer of the song The Lion Sleeps Tonight

: Township Opera

: at a ground-breaking music festival, young talents - mainly from townships - perform opera and musical theatre

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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