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: Sacred Music

3/4. The story of Thomas Tallis and William Byrd.


Unknown: Thomas Tallis
Unknown: William Byrd.

: Christmas Oratorio from Weimar

4/6. Bach's masterpiece, performed by the Monteverdi Choir and the English Baroque Soloists.

: The Book Quiz

New. Festive edition of the panel quiz. Andrew Motion and Jan Ravens do battle against Charlie Higson and Joan Bakewell.


Unknown: Andrew Motion
Unknown: Jan Ravens
Unknown: Charlie Higson
Unknown: Joan Bakewell.

: Rob Brydon's Identity Crisis

Comedian Rob Brydon returns to
Wales to explore his complex feelings about his homeland.


Unknown: Rob Brydon

: Charlie Brooker's Screenwipe

New. 6/6. The year in the TV industry, including the best and worst offerings of 2008. See panel.

: Crooked House

New. 3/3. The ghost story reaches its dramatic conclusion in the present day. See panel.

: The Chorus

Sentimental drama starring Gerard Jugnot as failed musician
Clement Mathieu , who takes a job at a boarding school for difficult boys in 1940s France. In French with subtitles. Director Christophe Barratier (2004, 12)


Unknown: Gerard Jugnot
Musician: Clement Mathieu
Director: Christophe Barratier

: As 10pm

: As 10.30pm

: Number 13

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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