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: Abroad Again In Britain

Brutal yet fascinating, the history of Edinburgh Castle is explored by Jonathan Meades.


Unknown: Jonathan Meades.

: The World

Zeinab Badawi presents. Followed by Weather


Unknown: Zeinab Badawi

: The Many Faces of Samuel Fosso

An Africa Lives on the BBC triple bill begins with a profile of the African photographer who, despite worldwide acclaim for his self-portraits, is determined to remain anonymous in his own community.

: The African Rock 'n' Roll Years

5/6. Portugal's musical legacy to its former African colonies, from the morna-style ballads popularised by Cape Verdean singer
Cesaria Evora to the Guinea-Bissaun guitarist Manecas Costa 's collaborations with the fado star Mariza. New. Cesaria Evora is in concert at 1.45am, while Mariza performs at 2.40am


Singer: Cape Verdean
Singer: Cesaria Evora
Guitarist: Manecas Costa
Unknown: Cesaria Evora

: Romancing the Throne

When the king of Lesotho, a small
South African kingdom, is killed in a car crash in 1996, his Amplefortheducated son. Prince Mohato, finds himself thrust upon the throne under pressure to find a wife. Accustomed to the carefree life of a 30-something bachelor, Mohato is neither prepared for the responsibility of office, nor the commitment of marriage.

: As 7pm.

: as 8.30pm

: as 9pm

: Cesaria Evora

at the Zenith of Paris: a recital by Cape Verdean singer Cesaria Evora. renowned for her morna-style ballads - a mix of African percussion, Portuguese fados, Brazilian modinas and British sea shanties


Singer: Cape Verdean
Singer: Cesaria Evora.

: BBC4 Sessions

the Portuguese fado singer
Mariza in concert at the Union Chapel in London

: as 8.30pm

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.

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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.

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