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: Masterpieces of Vienna

1/3. Exploring Oskar Kokoschka 's The Tempest, an expressionist painting depicting the love affair between the artist and his wealthy, older lover.


Unknown: Oskar Kokoschka

: Atom

1/3. Jim Al-Khalili charts the discovery of the atom, beginning with how scientists were forced to rethink their previous beliefs. Continues tomorrow at 8pm. See panel.


Unknown: Jim Al-Khalili

: Be My Baby - the Girl Group Story

The Pop, What Is It Good For? strand continues with a look at the success and demise of female pop groups the Supremes, the Three Degrees, Sister Sledge, Bananarama, the Bangles and the Spice Girls.

: Pop! What Is It Good For?

New. Paul Morley reviews the role of music on post-war British identity and culture during the 50 years of his life. See panel.


Unknown: Paul Morley

: Classic Albums

I The story behind the recording of I Queen's fourth album A Night at the Opera. See panel.

: Arcade Fire at Reading 2007

The Canadian band perform.

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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.

BBC Guidance

This historical record contains material which some might find offensive
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