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: Coal House: 4/10

The wives begin to feel the strain of life in the 1920s, but a special birthday celebration provides the opportunity for the families to enjoy a rare night out together.

: Proms on Four

Beethoven's Symphony No 1 in C major opens tonight's Prom. Then Donald Runnicles conducts vocalists Karen Cargill and Johan Botha in a performance of Mahler's symphony-with-voices, Das Lied von der Erde.
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Conductor: Donald Runnicles
Singer: Karen Cargill
Singer: Johan Botha

: The Thirties in Colour

Films from the 1930s, beginning with a look at the work of socialite Rosie Newman, who used her high society contacts to capture the social elite on camera.

10.40 2/4
Images captured around the world by an American industrialist and his brother at a time when the wealthy could escape the Depression and travel the world by sea.

11.40 3/4
Harry Wright's archive of films from Mexico, including footage of indigenous tribes who rarely granted access to outsiders.


Filmmaker: Rosie Newman
Filmmaker: Harry Wright

: Neil Diamond at Glastonbury

This year's performance.


Singer: Neil Diamond

: 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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