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: Masterpieces of Vienna

3/3. The series concludes with a look at Schiele's Death and the Maiden, the 1915 masterpiece that, as with many of the artist's works, is rich with autobiographical significance.

: Atom

3/3. In the third and final part of his series, Professor Jim Al-Khalili explores how a deeper understanding of the atom forced scientists to rethink the nature of reality and the composition of the physical world.

: Six Five Special

Josephine Douglas and Pete Murray introduce a pop programme featuring Eric Delaney and his band.


Unknown: Josephine Douglas
Unknown: Pete Murray
Unknown: Eric Delaney

: The 1950s: Pop on Trial

New series 1/6. Stuart Maconie presides as guest panellists discuss the merits of pop music from the 1950s to the 1990s. See panel. Stuart Maconie on 1950s pop: page 29


Unknown: Stuart MacOnie
Unknown: Stuart MacOnie

: Absolute Beginners

Musical starring Eddie O'Connell, Patsy Kensit and David Bowie. London, 1958: as tension mounts in the interracial slum of Napoli, two young people are determined to escape and make their way in the world.
Director Julien Temple (1986,15)


Unknown: Eddie O'Connell
Unknown: Patsy Kensit
Unknown: David Bowie.
Director: Julien Temple

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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.

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