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: Proms on Four

Britten's Four
Sea Interludes are performed by the BBC National Orchestra of Wales under conductor Rumon Gamba.
Howard Shelley is the soloist in Alan Rawsthorne 's Piano Concerto No 2, and the programme concludes with Tchaikovsky's Symphony No 4 in F minor. The concert is also live on BBC Radio 3 from 7pm. New. INTERACTIVE: digital viewers can access music notes via the red button


Conductor: Rumon Gamba.
Conductor: Howard Shelley
Unknown: Alan Rawsthorne

: Arena: The Private Life of the Ford Cortina

John Betjeman, Alexei Sayle, John McVicar, Magnus Magnusson and enthusiasts reflect on what was, in the 1980s, Britain's most popular, most stolen and most misunderstood car.


Unknown: John Betjeman
Unknown: Alexei Sayle
Unknown: John McVicar
Unknown: Magnus Magnusson

: Arena: Desert Island Discs

Paul McCartney joins Sue Lawley's predecessor Roy Plomley to celebrate the Radio 4's programme's 40th anniversary in 1982. Also featuring
Frankie Howerd , Arthur Askey , Trevor Brooking and Russell Harty.


Unknown: Paul McCartney
Unknown: Roy Plomley
Unknown: Frankie Howerd
Unknown: Arthur Askey
Unknown: Trevor Brooking
Unknown: Russell Harty.

: Arena: Remember the Secret Policeman's Ball?

John Cleese, Bob Geldof, Alan Bennett, Jennifer Saunders, Stephen Fry, Terry Jones, Terry Gilliam, Ruby Wax, Lenny Henry, Phil Collins, Rowan Atkinson and Sting star in a look back at Amnesty's ground-breaking show.


Unknown: John Cleese
Unknown: Bob Geldof
Unknown: Alan Bennett
Unknown: Jennifer Saunders
Unknown: Stephen Fry
Unknown: Terry Jones
Unknown: Terry Gilliam
Unknown: Lenny Henry
Unknown: Phil Collins
Unknown: Rowan Atkinson

: The Sky at Night

: what do two of the most comprehensive surveys about the night sky, 2DF and the Sloan Digital Sky Survey, tell us?

: University Challenged

against the backdrop of the top-up fees debate, this is a look at life for staff and students at Bristol University

: 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.

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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