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: Proms on Four

Hans Werner Henze 's Five Messages for the Queen of Sheba receives its London premiere, followed by Shostakovich's Symphony No 7 (Leningrad).
Kurt Masur conducts the Ochestre National de France. Charles Hazelwood hosts.
Also live on BBC Radio 3.
For notes about the music, press red on the remote


Unknown: Hans Werner Henze
Unknown: Kurt Masur
Unknown: Charles Hazelwood

: Holiday

A cheerful 1950s short promoting British resorts.

: Spy Stories: British Espionage In Fact and Fiction

New. Stella Rimington, former senior controller of MI6 Daphne Park, David Shayler, John Le Carre, Charlie Higson, Professor Bernard Porter, Dr Nick Hiley and Stephen Dorril contribute to the story. Bill Nighy narrates.


Unknown: Stella Rimington
Unknown: Daphne Park.
Unknown: David Shayler
Unknown: John Le Carre
Unknown: Charlie Higson
Unknown: Professor Bernard Porter
Unknown: Dr Nick Hiley
Unknown: Stephen Dorril
Unknown: Bill Nighy

: Cambridge Spies

4/4. Philby survives, but time runs out for
Maclean and Burgess.

: 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.

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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.

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