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: The World

Peter Sissons presents. Followed by Weather


Unknown: Peter Sissons

: Proms on Four

This season's theme of fairy tales is represented by Russian composer Liadov's tone-poem trilogy - Baba-Yaga, The Enchanted Lake and Kikimora - taken from old folk tales, and Stravinsky's ballet music The Fairy's Kiss, inspired by Hans Christian Andersen. Between are
Knussen's settings of four poems by Walt Whitman , and the premiere of German composer Detlev Glanert 's Theatrum Bestiarum. The BBC
Symphony Orchestra is conducted by John Storgards. The concert is also on BBC Radio 3 from 7.30pm. INTERACTIVE: digital viewers can access music notes via the red button


Unknown: Hans Christian Andersen.
Unknown: Walt Whitman
Unknown: Detlev Glanert
Conducted By: John Storgards.

: Flying Visits

How will human beings reach Mars?

: Fortunes of War

5/7. April
1941: Harriet and Guy escape from Athens just in the nick of time.
Continues tomorrow at 10.05pm.
First shown on BBC1

: A Picture of Britain

David Dimbleby explores Hampshire, Kent and Sussex to see how areas at risk from invasion have inspired artists, from JMW Turner to
Paul Nash. Concludes tomorrow at 11pm.
First shown on BBC1


Unknown: David Dimbleby
Unknown: Paul Nash.

: A Digital Picture of Britain

5/6. Nick Danziger finds surprising scenes near Gatwick and Kalpesh Lathigra captures Dungeness's beauty. More tomorrow 12 midnight.


Unknown: Nick Danziger
Unknown: Kalpesh Lathigra

: In the Footsteps of Churchill:

7/8. How Churchill was at the heart of D-Day. More tomorrow 12.40am

: Dickens in America

: Pittsburgh to Louisville: 7/10. Dickens's trail along the Ohio river. More tomorrow 1.10am

: 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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