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: The World

With Nisha Pillai.
Followed by Weather


Unknown: Nisha Pillai.

: Proms on Four

Michael Tippett 's mystical The Vision of St Augustine is followed by Shostakovich's Symphony No 10. Soprano Elizabeth Atherton and baritone Roderick Williams join the BBC Symphony Chorus and BBC National Orchestra of Wales under
Richard Hickox. The concert - live on BBC Radio 3 from 7pm - is presented by Tommy Pearson. INTERACTIVE: digital viewers can access music notes via the red button


Unknown: Michael Tippett
Unknown: St Augustine
Soprano: Elizabeth Atherton
Baritone: Roderick Williams
Unknown: Richard Hickox.
Presented By: Tommy Pearson.

: Flying Visits

Might humans have to leave the Earth?

: Fortunes of War

4/7. October
1940: Guy is on a Gestapo death list; Jewish refugee Sasha has vanished. Continues same time tomorrow.
First shown on BBC1

: A Picture of Britain

David Dimbleby travels through the heartland of England exploring how landscape painters dramatised the early days of the Industrial Revolution, then on to the Cotswold Hills, towards the home of composer Edward Elgar. Painters discussed include Lowry and Joseph Wright. More tomorrow 10.55pm. First shown on BBC1


Unknown: David Dimbleby
Unknown: Edward Elgar.
Unknown: Joseph Wright.

: 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. Continues tomorrow at 11.55pm


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

: In the Footsteps of Churchill:

6/8. With the campaign in Africa going badly, Churchill visited the front line. More tomorrow 12.35am

: Dickens in America

: Washington and Richmond:
6/10. Miriam Margolyes meets a pistol-toting minister. More tomorrow 1.05am


Unknown: Miriam Margolyes

: 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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