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: The World

With Kirsty Lang.
Followed by Weather


Unknown: Kirsty Lang.

: Proms on Four

Richard Hickox conducts the BBC National Orchestra of Wales in a new work by British composer Michael Berkeley , while soprano Susan Gritton sings four early songs by Benjamin Britten. Plus A London Symphony by Vaughan Williams. Richard Hickox and Michael Berkeley join Charles Hazlewood in the interval. BBC Radio 3 broadcasts the concert live from 7pm. INTERACTIVE: digital viewers can access music notes via the red button


Unknown: Richard Hickox
Unknown: Michael Berkeley
Soprano: Susan Gritton
Songs By: Benjamin Britten.
Unknown: Vaughan Williams.
Unknown: Richard Hickox
Unknown: Michael Berkeley
Unknown: Charles Hazlewood

: Flying Visits

How did the Big
Bang lead to life on Earth?

: Fortunes of War

Emma Thompson and Kenneth Branagh star in the 1987 wartime mini-series.
September 1939: War breaks out as newlyweds Guy and Harriet Pringle set out into the heart of the Balkans. More tomorrow at 10pm.


Unknown: Emma Thompson
Unknown: Kenneth Branagh
Unknown: Harriet Pringle

: A Picture of Britain

David Dimbleby reveals how the UK's countryside has inspired artists and writers. The first part visits the Lake District, Northumberland and Holy Island, and Bronte country in West Yorkshire. More tomorrow, 10.55pm.
First shown on BBC1


Unknown: David Dimbleby

: A Digital Picture of Britain

1/6. Photographers produce images of our landscapes. Tonight: football in Liverpool; industries in Sheffield; and stunning Yorkshire coastline. More tomorrow at 11.55pm.

: Dickens in America: Boston

2/10. The alma mater of Helen Keller is among the destinations


Unknown: Helen Keller

: In the Footsteps of Churchill

2/8. How Churchill's daring exploits in the Boer War launched his political career

: as 7.30pm

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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