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: The Passions of VaughanWilliams

A portrait of the personal and professional life of the composer
Ralph Vaughan Williams.


Unknown: Ralph Vaughan Williams.

: The Book Quiz

2/7. Daisy Goodwin and David Aaronovitch compete against
AL Kennedy and Simon Hoggart in the literary challenge.


Unknown: Daisy Goodwin
Unknown: David Aaronovitch
Unknown: Al Kennedy
Unknown: Simon Hoggart

: Oliver Twist

1/5. Another chance to see EastEnders writer Sarah Phelps 's dramatisation of the classic Charles Dickens novel, starring Timothy Spall , Gregor Fisher , Tom Hardy and Sarah Lancashire. An orphan boy runs away from the workhouse where he has spent a miserable childhood. See page 58.
First shown on BBC1


Unknown: Sarah Phelps
Unknown: Charles Dickens
Unknown: Timothy Spall
Unknown: Gregor Fisher
Unknown: Tom Hardy

: The Poisoner

New. 2/2. The Emmy award-winning French drama concludes.
Marie Besnard 's trial begins, bringing old feuds to the surface amid increasing evidence of her guilt. See panel.


Unknown: Marie Besnard

: Paris Brothel

Storyville documentary examining the state-authorised brothels of pre-war Paris, which served the French cultural elite up to their closure in 1948. Another Storyville documentary on Tuesday at 10pm

: The Bonzos

Storyville documentary

: The Bonzos

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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