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: Sacred Music

1/4. Exploring Western religious music. Simon Russell Beale reviews a manuscript that reveals information about the development of polyphony.


Music: Simon Russell Beale

: Christmas Oratorio from Weimar

2/6. Performance of Bach's masterpiece, written for the first Sunday of the New Year, by the Monteverdi Choir from the Herdekirche in Weimar.


Unknown: Monteverdi Choir

: Only Connect: the Final

New. Victoria Coren presents.


Unknown: Victoria Coren

: Comedy Songs: the Pop Years

New. Michael Palin, Terry Jones, Bill Oddie, Nicholas Parsons and Cameron Mackintosh are among the contributors who wish to reappraise an undervalued art form. See panel.


Unknown: Michael Palin
Unknown: Terry Jones
Unknown: Bill Oddie
Unknown: Nicholas Parsons
Unknown: Cameron MacKintosh

: Crooked House

1/3. Mark Gatiss writes and stars in the first of his spooky stories charting the history of a haunted home. A museum curator recounts a tale to a schoolteacher. See p114. Festive spirits: page 45


Writer: Mark Gatiss

: The Comic Songbook

New. Time Shift celebrates the wittiest tunes of the past 100 years, with contributions from Michael Palin , Neil Innes and Bill Oddie. See panel.


Unknown: Michael Palin
Unknown: Neil Innes
Unknown: Bill Oddie.

: Flight of the Conchords Special

: One Night Stand

: Crooked House

: As 9pm

: As 1.30am

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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