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: Proms on Four

New. Colin Davis conducts the London Symphony
Orchestra in a programme featuring his twin passions, Berlioz and Elgar. Berlioz's Overture: Les Francs-Juges and Elgar's Symphony No 2 in E flat frame James MacMillan 's Confession of Isobel Gowdie , inspired by witch-hunts of the Scottish Reformation. MacMillan talks during the interval.
Also live on BBC Radio 3.
For notes about the music, press red on the remote


Unknown: Colin Davis
Unknown: James MacMillan
Unknown: Isobel Gowdie

: The Periwig Maker

Kenneth Branagh narrates an animated tale of plague-era London, based on writing by Daniel Defoe.


Unknown: Kenneth Branagh
Unknown: Daniel Defoe.

: Overnight

Tony Montana's 2004 documentary, following a first-time director's attempts to get his film made. Showing in the Storyville strand.

: Swimming with Sharks

Kevin Spacey stars as the boss from hell in George Huang 's comedy. Review page 44.


Unknown: Kevin Spacey
Unknown: George Huang

: as 7.30pm

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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.

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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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