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: The Pre-Raphaelites: Victorian Revolutionaries

2/3. How the Pre-Raphaelite artists transformed landscape painting into a microscopic examination of the natural world. See choice, page 82.
Shown yesterday at 8.30pm

: The Book Quiz

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


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

: Henry VIII - Patron or Plunderer?

New. 2/2. Historian Jonathan Foyle explores how the king's choices in art and architecture provide clues to his mental state in the 1530s. Following the monarch's break from Rome, his divorce from Catherine of Aragon and subsequent marriage to Anne Boleyn in the hope of being granted an heir, his desperation for a new image was at its peak. Simulcast in HD on the BBC HD channel (page 93)


Unknown: Jonathan Foyle
Unknown: Anne Boleyn

: My Best Friend

Comedy with Daniel Auteuil ,
Dany Boon and Julie Gayet. A man is forced to prove he has a best friend as part of a bet or forfeit an expensive Greek vase. In French with subtitles. Review page 41.
Director Patrice Leconte (2006,12)


Unknown: Daniel Auteuil
Unknown: Dany Boon
Unknown: Julie Gayet.
Director: Patrice Leconte
François: Daniel Auteuil
Bruno: Dany Boon
Catherine: Julie Gayet
Louise: Julie Durand
M Bouley, Bruno's father: Jacques Mathou
Mme Bouley, Bruno's mother: Marie Pillet

: The Book Quiz

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: Henry VIII

Patron or Plunderer?

: Batman

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: Mad Men

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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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