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: Sacred Music

2/4. Simon Russell Beale explores the life and works of Palestrina, the "Prince of Music".


Unknown: Simon Russell Beale

: Christmas Oratorio from Weimar

3/6. Part three of Bach's seasonal masterpiece, recorded from the Herderkirche in Weimar.

: Beeching's Tracks

New. The campaign to have the Beverley to York railway line reopened. Showing as part of Railway Night. See panel.

: Ian Hislop Goes Off the Rails

Ian Hislop investigates the background to the 1963 Beeching Report.
Rptd on Boxing Day at 10.50am on BBC2


Unknown: Ian Hislop

: Absolutely Chuffed: the Men Who Built a Steam Engine

Building a new mainline steam train.
Rptd tomorrow at 11am on BBC2

: Crooked House

New. 2/3. Lady Constance de Momery fears a ghostly bride will appear at her grandson's engagement.
See page 124.


Unknown: Lady Constance de Momery

: Last Days of Steam

Time Shift tells the story of how steam trains made a comeback in the UK after the Second World War.
Shown yesterday at 10am on BBC2

: As 10.30pm

: The Signalman

: As 9pm

: As 11pm

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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