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: Mario Lanza: Singing to the Gods

The greatest Amercan tenor of his time is celebrated, and his tragic story told.


Subject: Mario Lanza

: Togas on TV

From Up Pompeii and I Claudius to Doctor Who and Morph, togas have turned up in the oddest places. So why are we obsessed with the Romans?

: I Claudius: 1/12

Derek Jacobi stars in the 1976 epic about the emperors of Rome, from Augustus to Nero.
Continues at the same time tomorrow
Drama Connections looks at the programme tomorrow at 8.30pm


Claudius: Derek Jacobi

: Up Pompeii

Ludicrus acts as compere for the annual vestal virgins ceremony. Frankie Howerd stars.
More at 9.50pm tomorrow


Ludicrus: Frankie Howerd

: Respiro

Emanuele Crialese's 2002 drama. A teenager remains loyal to his mother when it is suggested she be hospitalised for her mood swings. In Italian with English subtitles.


Director: Emanuele Crialese

: The Mark Steel Lectures: Aristotle


Presenter: Mark Steel

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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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