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: Broadway: the American Musical

6/6. How Les Misérables and Miss Saigon travelled the world.
With Julie Andrews.


Unknown: Julie Andrews

: The World

With Zeinab Badawi.
Followed by Weather


Unknown: Zeinab Badawi.

: Rankin on the Staircase

To complement a weekend of Oscar-winning director
Jean-Xavier de Lestrade 's gripping documentary
Death on the Staircase, novelist Ian Rankin explores the line between crime fact and crime fiction. With comment from writers PD James,
Scott Turow , Minette Walters ,
James Ellroy and Denise Mina.


Director: Jean-Xavier de Lestrade
Unknown: Ian Rankin
Unknown: Scott Turow
Unknown: Minette Walters
Unknown: James Ellroy
Unknown: Denise Mina.

: Death on the Staircase

Was the death in 2001 of US novelist Michael Peterson 's wife Kathleen an accident or a crime? This compelling documentary series follows a real-life murder investigation, giving viewers access to the entire case, from crime scene to courtroom trial and verdict. The remaining two episodes can be seen tomorrow and Sunday. BBC2 is broadcasting the series in eight parts, with episode two next Wednesday


Unknown: Michael Peterson

: As 8.30pm.

: Tales from Italy

In Milan,
Kirsty Wark meets fashion designer Angela Missoni. And Simon Davis travels south to Puglia to meet two would-be presidents. The Dark Heart of Italy is at 1.35am


Unknown: Kirsty Wark
Designer: Angela Missoni.
Designer: Simon Davis

: The African Rock 'n' Roll Years:

4/6. How Congo musicians fused local and Cuban influences to create a new dance style

: The Dark Heart of Italy

: the country's capacity to charm and infuriate in equal measure, plus the story of the massive corporate fraud at Parmalat

: Small Pain for Glory

: rebuilding Sierra Leone's athletics team

: as 7pm

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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