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: Christmas Oratoriofrom Weimar

Bach's seasonal masterpiece written for the Feast of Circumcision and recorded at the Herdekirche in Weimar. See panel.

: The Story of Allegri's Miserere

New. Exploring the history of one of the most popular pieces of music ever, once decreed by the Pope to be too beautiful to be heard outside the Sistine Chapel. See page 104.

: Charles at 60: thePassionate Prince

An intimate and insightful documentary chronicling a year in the life of the heir to the British throne to commemorate his 60th birthday.

: 10 Best Sacred Christmas Classics

New. Music lovers including Billy Bragg , Katherine Jenkins and Michael Portillo discuss their favourite festive music and its importance at Christmas.


Unknown: Billy Bragg
Unknown: Katherine Jenkins
Unknown: Michael Portillo

: In Concert: Oscar Peterson

Continuing the Swing season, the pianist and his trio perform at Ronnie Scott 's in 1974.


Unknown: Ronnie Scott

: Reputations

A profile of jazz singer Billie Holiday, an artist still revered for her amazing musical ability.

: Legends

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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