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: BBC Cardiff Singer of the World

New series 1/6. Highlights of the competition from the New Theatre, Cardiff, as 25 international vocalists perform in the first preliminary round. More tomorrow 730pm. See panel Coverage of the Rosenblatt Recital Song Prize in the Lunchtime Concert tomorrow at 1pm on Radio 3 Classical X Factor: page 37

: Bill Oddie's Top Ten Birds

New. A countdown of the UK's most admired birds revealing how some of the most favoured species would never win a popularity contest within the avian world. See page 86.

: The Life of Birds

1/10. Beginning the daily repeats of the series in which David Attenborough studies the world's bird population.
First shown on BBC1 Ellen MacArthur and the Albatross, tomorrow 9pm


Unknown: David Attenborough
Unknown: Ellen MacArthur

: The Edwardian Larder

The rise in popularity of mass-produced food during the Edwardian era.

: The Diary of a Nobody

1/4. Hugh Bonneville stars in a dramatisation of George and Weedon Grossmith 's novel. The next episode is tomorrow at 11.50pm.


Unknown: Hugh Bonneville
Unknown: Weedon Grossmith

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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