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: Painting the People

Most faces we see in the paintings of our national galleries are of the rich and powerful. Here, David Dabydeen , the novelist and Hogarth expert, goes in search of Britain's other art - from Van Dyke 's portraits of the 17th century to photography from the 19th and 20th centuries.


Unknown: David Dabydeen
Unknown: Van Dyke

: The World

Brian Hanrahan presents. Followed by Weather www.bbc.co.uk/bbcfour


Unknown: Brian Hanrahan

: Sounds of the Seventies

Dury & the Blockheads, the Police,
Boomtown Rats, Elvis Costello & the Attractions, Simple Minds, Kraftwerk, the Human League and the Specials star in the last of the series.

: Glastonbury

2/2. Brian Wilson , the White Stripes, Femi Kuti , Rodrigo and Gabriela, Steve Earle and Nigel Kennedy are among a selection of highlights from this year's festivities in Somerset. New.


Unknown: Brian Wilson
Unknown: Femi Kuti
Unknown: Steve Earle
Unknown: Nigel Kennedy

: An Islamic History of Europe

3/3. Rageh Omaar reveals the story of Europe's Islamic past and looks back to a golden age when Islamic learning enriched our civilisation. His journey reveals the debt owed to
Islam for its vital contribution to the European Renaissance.


Unknown: Rageh Omaar

: The Second Heimat

Schnussen reveals the life she wants with Hermann. In German with English subtitles. Continues on Sunday.

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: Festival in the Desert

: Tinariwen,
Ali Farka Toure , Super Khoumaissa ,
Amadou and Miriam, Gangbe Brass Band, Afel Bocoum , Oumou Sangare , Baba Salah , Ramata Diakite , Nuru Kane , Tartit Ensemble , and Habib Koite and Bamada perform in the Sahara


Unknown: Ali Farka Toure
Unknown: Super Khoumaissa
Unknown: Gangbe Brass
Unknown: Afel Bocoum
Unknown: Oumou Sangare
Unknown: Baba Salah
Unknown: Ramata Diakite
Unknown: Nuru Kane
Unknown: Tartit Ensemble
Unknown: Habib Koite

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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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