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: Proms on Four

A rare London appearance for acclaimed conductor Zubin Mehta who leads the Vienna Philharmonic as they perform Haydn's Drumroll Symphony and Alban Berg's Three Fragments from his opera Wozzeck, concluding with Stravinsky's exhilarating orchestral masterpiece The Rite of Spring.
New. Also broadcast on Radio 3 from 7.30pm. See Radio Choices on page 128.
Interactive: digital viewers can access music notes via the red button


Conductor: Zubin Mehta

: Arena: Voices from Robben

Island Interviews with former inmates. their friends, lawyers and warders of the notorious high-security prison situated in the Atlantic Ocean, just off Cape Town. First used by the British to incarcerate the African chiefs who opposed their colonial rule, more recent inmates have included political prisoners such as Walter Sisulu and Nelson Mandela.


Unknown: Walter Sisulu
Unknown: Nelson Mandela.

: Arena: Harold Pinter: the Room

1/2. An exploration of the links between Harold Pinter 's plays and the very rooms in which they were crafted, from the East End house in the which he grew up and wrote his first poetry, to the flat where he wrote The Caretaker.


Unknown: Harold Pinter

: Arena at 30

: Bob Dylan. Jean Genet.
Orson Welles and Francis Bacon are among the subjects in a look back at the most memorable editions of the past 30 years. With contributions from film-makers Alan Yentob and Nigel Williams


Unknown: Orson Welles
Unknown: Francis Bacon
Unknown: Alan Yentob
Unknown: Nigel Williams

: Failing the Future

the Education
Debate: Jonathan Freedland chairs a debate on Britain's education system


Unknown: Jonathan Freedland

: 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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