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: Proms on Four

New. Broadcast live, Verity Sharp presents the Overture, Waltz and Finale from Thomas Ades 's powerful chamber opera Powder Her Face. Principal conductor Christoph von Dohnanyi also brings his mastery to Bartok's Duke
Bluebeard's Castle. Coverage on Radio 3 from 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: Verity Sharp
Unknown: Thomas Ades
Conductor: Christoph von Dohnanyi

: In Concert - Ravi Shankar

A musical performance by the renowned Indian composer and sitar player, first shown in 1974.

: Goodness Gracious Me

First ever episode of the sketch show, starring Meera Syal , Sanjeev Bhaskar , Nina Wadia and Kulvinder Ghir.


Unknown: Meera Syal
Unknown: Sanjeev Bhaskar
Unknown: Nina Wadia
Unknown: Kulvinder Ghir.

: Mark Lawson Talks to SanjeevBhaskar

New. Wide-ranging interview with the comedian, actor and writer.

: Midnight's Grandchildren

Three British teenagers travel to the Punjab to examine the separation of India and Pakistan in 1947 and discover how their families were affected by Partition.

: Time

4/4. Exploring Einstein's theory of relativity

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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