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: Chopin Preludes

Alfredo Perl performs the Prelude in F sharp minor, Opus 28.


Musician: Alfredo Perl

: Monitor: 100: Elgar

Ken Russell 's celebrated film on the life and work of the composer, Edward Elgar. See panel.


Director: Ken Russell

: Samuel Johnson Prize: the Contenders

New. A guide to the shortlist for the award for non-fiction literature. Among the competing books are Ian Baruma 's Murder in Amsterdam and Dominic Streatfield 's Brainwash. See panel.

: Beryl's Last Year

New. The celebrated novelist Beryl Bainbridge is convinced she'll die, like almost everyone else in her family, aged 71. Her grandson Charlie Russell directs this documentary record of her "final year" starting with her 71st birthday. See page 50.

Beryl's Last Year
9.00pm BBC4
Writers are not as arresting a subject for a documentary as, say, the Loch Ness monster, and Beryl Bainbridge is no exception. But at least she doesn't just sit at her desk; she talks playfully and smokes heavily. In fact, smoking is one of the themes of the 72nd year of her life - the subject and span of her grandson Charlie Russell's film. Beryl's fans will enjoy learning that she based characters on herself, and much more about her family and life. As depicted here, she's eccentric, birdlike, and, periodically, entertaining. (Geoff Ellis)

The Lie of the Land More 4 see p55 Monitor: Elgar BBC4 see page 55 Samuel Johnson Prize: the Contenders BBC4 see page 55 Warriors UKTV Drama see page 56 The Final Report History see page 56


Subject: Beryl Bainbridge
Director: Charlie Russell

: Once Upon a Time in New York: The Birth of Hip-Hop, Disco & Punk

Revealing how the deprived streets of 1970s New York heralded three separate musical revolutions.

: New York Rock at the BBC

Blondie, Lou Reed and the Ramones perform at the BBC. Lighting Up New York is tomorrow at 11.30pm

: Beryl's Last Year

As 9pm

: New York Rock at the BBC

As 11pm

: Beryl's Last Year

As 9pm

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.

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