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: The Sky at Night

A report on lunar probe SMART-1.
Repeated at 12.30am on BBC1

: Proms on Four

New. Beethoven's
Ninth Symphony and Matthias Pintscher 's Hérodiade-Fragmente, based on verse by Mallarme. Christoph Eschenbach conducts the Philadelphia Orchestra and the BBC Symphony Chorus. Soloists for the setting of Schiller's Ode to Joy are Marisol Montalvo (soprano), Yvonne Naef
(mezzo), Nikolai Schukoff (tenor) and Franz-Josef Selig (bass). Also broadcast live on Radio 3 at 6.30pm.
For notes about the music, press the red button on your handset


Unknown: Matthias Pintscher
Unknown: Christoph Eschenbach
Soprano: Marisol Montalvo
Soprano: Yvonne Naef
Tenor: Nikolai Schukoff
Bass: Franz-Josef Selig

: Ashenden

1/4. Dramatisation of W Somerset Maugham's First World War spy tales about West End playwright John Ashenden (Alex Jennings ) who is asked to join the Secret Service.


Unknown: John Ashenden
Unknown: Alex Jennings

: Tinker, Tailor, SoMier, Spy

Smiley pays a call on Jim Prideaux.
More tomorrow at 10.30pm.


Unknown: Jim Prideaux.

: Yellow Canary

Second World
War drama starring Anna Neagle as a Nazi sympathiser.


Unknown: Anna Neagle

: 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.

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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