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: BBC Choir of the Year 2008

New. The prestigious competition makes the transition to the small screen as six groups go head to head across the four categories of Children's, Youth, Adult and Open to be named Choir of the Year at London's
Royal Festival Hall. Presented by Aled Jones. See panel.


Presented By: Aled Jones.

: Legends: Roy Orbison

New. Marking the 20th anniversary of the death of Roy Orbison, this programme celebrates the musician's life and career. Featuring interviews with his widow and manager Barbara Orbison and stars such as Elvis Costello, Bono, Bill Wyman, Bernie Taupin and Robin Gibb. See page 110.


Unknown: Roy Orbison
Unknown: Barbara Orbison
Unknown: Elvis Costello
Unknown: Bill Wyman
Unknown: Bernie Taupin
Unknown: Robin Gibb.

: Roy Sings Orbison

The singer performs some of his greatest hits, including Only the Lonely, Crying, Penny Arcade, Blue
Bayou and It's Over.

: Who is Kurt Wallander?

John Harvey examines writer Henning Mankell's most famous character.
See choice, page 50.


Presenter: John Harvey

: Charlie Brooker's Screenwipe

4/6. The critic casts an eye over the "mission" documentary genre.

: The Avengers

: As 7.30pm

: As 9pm

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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