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: Bartok and Van Gogh:Partners in Art

New. 1/2. The first of two audio-visual concerts from the Barbican in London. David Robertson presents two pieces by Bela Bartok in conjunction with images of work by Vincent van Gogh. See panel.


Unknown: Bela Bartok
Unknown: Vincent van Gogh.

: Legends: The Beverley Sisters

New. A profile of the trio, who were renowned for their glamour and tight harmonies, and became the first
British female group to achieve a top ten chart hit in America. Featuring interviews with family and friends, including Jimmy Tarbuck and Max Clifford. See panel.


Unknown: Jimmy Tarbuck
Unknown: Max Clifford.

: Calendar Girls

Gentle comedy drama based on a true story, starring Helen Mirren and Julie Walters. Chris and Annie are best friends and members of the local
Women's Institute. When Annie's husband dies, Chris suggests they raise money for the local hospital by posing nude for a calendar. Review page 40. Director Nigel Cole (2003, 12)


Unknown: Helen Mirren
Unknown: Julie Walters.
Director: Nigel Cole

: Mad Men

3/13; series two. A comedian causes controversy. See choice, page 76.
For cast see BBC2, page 88

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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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