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: Coil Fan Tutte

Mozart's 250th anniversary is celebrated, live at Glyndebourne, with a production of one of his best-loved operas. Nicholas Hytner of the National Theatre returns to opera for the first time in ten years, to direct an international cast of young singers. Ivan Fischer conducts the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment. Hosted by Verity Sharp.


Unknown: Nicholas Hytner
Singers: Ivan Fischer
Unknown: Verity Sharp.

: A Waste of Shame: the Mystery of Shakespeare and His Sonnets

The inspiration for the Bard's sonnets is explored in this 2005 drama by William Boyd. Rupert Graves stars, with Indira Varma and Tom Sturridge as the others in a love triangle. With Zoe Wanamaker and Anna Chancellor.


Unknown: William Boyd
Unknown: Rupert Graves
Unknown: Indira Varma
Unknown: Tom Sturridge
Unknown: Zoe Wanamaker
Unknown: Anna Chancellor

: The Mark Steel Lectures

An irreverent take on the life of author of The Canterbury Tales,
Geoffrey Chaucer.


Unknown: Geoffrey Chaucer.

: as 10.10pm

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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