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: The World

Zeinab Badawi. Followed by Weather


Unknown: Zeinab Badawi.

: Proms on Four

A performance of Stravinsky's musical fairytale The
Nightingale and an extraordinary new commission for organ and orchestra by James MacMillan , A Scotch Bestiary, mark the BBC Philharmonic's first visit to this year's Proms. Gianandrea Noseda and James MacMillan himself are the respective conductors. Introduced by Charles Hazlewood live from London's Royal Albert Hall. The concert is also broadcast on BBC Radio 3 from 7.30pm. See radio choice page 124. INTERACTIVE: digital viewers can access music notes via the red button


Unknown: James MacMillan
Unknown: Gianandrea Noseda
Unknown: James MacMillan
Introduced By: Charles Hazlewood
Unknown: Albert Hall.

: Flying Visits

Travelling through and beyond the solar system.

: Fortunes of War

3/7. June
1940: to Harriet's chagrin, Yakimov has taken up residence in the Pringle flat. First shown on BBC1

: A Picture of Britain

3/6. At
Balmoral, David Dimbleby considers
Edwin Landseer 's Monarch of the Glen. From there it's on to Loch Lomond ,
Glencoe and the peninsula of Kintyre, where he learns about artists Horatio McCulloch and William McTaggart.
First shown on BBC1


Unknown: David Dimbleby
Unknown: Edwin Landseer
Unknown: Loch Lomond
Artists: Horatio McCulloch
Artists: William McTaggart.

: A Digital Picture of Britain

3/6. Featuring the Scottish Highlands, Belfast's Harland and Wolff shipyard, and a report on Scotland's fishing industry

: Dickens in America

Washington and Richmond:
4/10. Miriam Margolyes meets prison inmates in Washington DC and tours Virginia's tobacco factories


Unknown: Miriam Margolyes

: In the Footsteps of Churchill

Political exile and profound depression assailed Churchill in the 1930s, a time that saw the ominous rise of the Nazi Party

: 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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