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: The World

Zeinab Badawi. Followed by Weather


Unknown: Zeinab Badawi.

: Proms on Four

Osma Vanska returns to the Proms with the BBC Symphony Orchestra for a concert in which elemental forces are at play. Thea Musgrave 's
Turbulent Landscapes was inspired by six dramatic paintings by Turner;
Rachmaninov's passionate First Piano Concerto is performed by Stephen Hough ; while the essence of life itself is the theme of Carl Nielsen 's Symphony No 4, The Inextinguishable. Radio 3 broadcasts live from 7pm. INTERACTIVE: digital viewers can access music notes via the red button


Conductor: Osma Vanska
Unknown: Thea Musgrave
Unknown: Stephen Hough
Unknown: Carl Nielsen

: Flying Visits

The possibilities of extra-terrestrial life.

: Fortunes of War

2/7. 1940:
Harriet feels sidelined as Guy throws himself into Bucharest's intellectual life.
First shown on BBC1

: A Picture of Britain

David Dimbleby explores East Anglia's meadows and fenland, which inspired artists John Constable ,
George Stubbs and Thomas Gainsborough.
First shown on BBC1


Unknown: David Dimbleby
Artists: John Constable
Artists: George Stubbs
Artists: Thomas Gainsborough.

: A Digital Picture of Britain

2/6. To portray the east of England,
Eamonn McCabe follows the example of Victorian photographer PH Emerson, while Martin Beckett explores neglect in Norfolk and Suffolk.


Unknown: Eamonn McCabe
Unknown: Martin Beckett

: Dickens in America

England: 3/10. The Yale University Glee Club serenades Miriam Margolyes as she continues retracing
Charles Dickens 's 19th-century road trip through America


Unknown: Miriam Margolyes
Unknown: Charles Dickens

: In the Footsteps of Churchill

3/8. Churchill became First
Lord of the Admiralty in 1911, but the disastrous Gallipoli campaign forced him from office

: 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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