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: Chelsea Pensioners:Once a Soldier

2/8. A look at the lives of new residents at the Royal Hospital Chelsea, including a 90-year-old former Japanese prisoner of war, as they don uniform for the first time in 50 years.

: Proms on Four

New. Live performances at the Royal Albert Hall of the European premiere of Brett Dean 's Vexations and Devotions and Beethoven's Symphony
No 7. Live coverage begins on Radio 3 at 7.30pm. See panel.
Digital viewers press red to view synchronised guides to the music, offering an insight into the piece being played and its general context


Unknown: Brett Dean

: Topsy-Turvy

Sumptuous comedy drama starring
Jim Broadbent and Allan Corduner as WS Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan. After the relative failure of their latest work, Princess Ida, Gilbert and Sullivan clash over their next project and seem set to end their partnership - until
Gilbert's wife persuades him to visit an exhibition. Review page 48.
Director Mike Leigh (1999, 12)


Unknown: Jim Broadbent
Unknown: Allan Corduner
Unknown: Arthur Sullivan.
Director: Mike Leigh

: How the Edwardians Spoke

Joan Washington uncovers fascinating German recordings of First World War prisoners.


Unknown: Joan Washington

: Proms on Four

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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