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: Chopin Preludes

Opus 28 in E minor.

: Great Railway Journeys

Kirov's fomer prima ballerina Natalia Makarova visits St Petersburg with her son to board the Bolshoi Express for a journey into Asia.


Unknown: Natalia Makarova
Unknown: St Petersburg

: The World

With Zeinab Badawi.
Followed by Weather


Unknown: Zeinab Badawi.

: Mind Games

Brain-teasers with Marcus du Sautoy.


Unknown: Marcus du Sautoy.

: Tales from the Palaces

Robert Lindsay narrates a series on Britain's historic royal palaces, beginning with Hampton Court and the Tower of London's need to pull in the paying public. New.


Unknown: Robert Lindsay
Unknown: Hampton Court

: A Very English Village

Storyville film-maker Luke Holland continues his exploration of South
Downs village Ditchling with a quirky profile of the well-established amateur dramatics society, led by director and former actress Sonia Stock (widow of Sir Nigel Stock ). New.


Unknown: Luke Holland
Unknown: Sonia Stock
Unknown: Sir Nigel Stock

: QI

8/12. With Jo Brand ,
Rich Hall and Fred Macaulay. A new series starts next Friday on BBC2


Unknown: Jo Brand
Unknown: Rich Hall
Unknown: Fred MacAulay.

: People like Us

3/6; series one.
Spoof documentary series starring Chris Langham. Fly-on-the-wall film-maker Roy Mallard spends a day with two police officers.


Unknown: Chris Langham.
Unknown: Roy Mallard

: Arrested Development

Season two. A rival development company hires Gob. New.
Repeated Sunday BBC2

: As 9pm.

: as 9.30pm

: Sitting for Parliament

an attempt to paint all
108 members of the Northern Ireland Assembly. See yesterday's choice.
Signed (SL)

: as 8.30pm

; signed (SL)

: as 9.30pm

; signed (SL)

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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