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: BBC Cardiff Singer of the World

New. The fifth and final qualifying round in the international opera singing competition, with singers from New Zealand, Ireland, Italy, Andorra and Portugal taking part. The final is tomorrow. bbc.co.uk/wales/cardiffsinger

: Crisis at the Castle

3/3. Patrick Boyle , the current occupant of Kelburn Castle on the Ayrshire coast, has tried to maintain the home his family has lived in since the 12th century with a country park and a raft of money-making schemes worthy of TV series Monarch of the Glen. Yet with the threat of foreclosure from the bank, the castle appears to be slipping from his control.


Unknown: Patrick Boyle

: The Book Quiz Poetry Special

I New. Former poet laureate
Andrew Motion , fellow verse writer
Brian Patten , comedian Natalie Haynes and actress Alice Eve join presenter Kirsty Wark for an edition of the panel show in which all the questions are on the subject of poetry. See panel.


Unknown: Andrew Motion
Unknown: Brian Patten
Unknown: Natalie Haynes
Presenter: Kirsty Wark

: Flight of the Conchords

5/10; series two. After a night out with Dave, Jemaine accidentally goes home with an Australian girl. However, despite his initial repulsion, he begins to care for her - much to the annoyance of proud
Kiwis Bret and Murray. See choice, p80. Shown on Tuesday at 10.30pm


Unknown: Kiwis Bret

: Michael Wood on Beowulf

The historian traces the birth of English poetry back to the Dark Ages, bringing the story of Anglo-Saxon poem Beowulf to life.

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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