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: The British Way of Death

Beginning a night of programmes on the subject of death, this documentary examines how British habits of mourning the dead have changed in recent years.

: Seeing Salvation

Neil MacGregor explores the meaning of the different representations of the Crucifixion in art, addressing themes of suffering and redemption.


Unknown: Neil MacGregor

: The Art of Dying

New. Dan Cruickshank explores the relationship between art and death through the ages and finds out how the funerary customs have evolved. He also meets people who have used artistic expressions to help them manage the loss of their loved ones and prepare for their own demise. See panel. The Inside Story: page 86


Unknown: Dan Cruickshank

: Mark Lawson Talks to Richard Wilson

New. Journalist Mark Lawson interviews Richard Wilson about his life and work, as the actor reflects on the success and drawbacks of his most popular role as Victor Meldrew in BBC sitcom One Foot in the Grave. See panel.


Interviewer: Mark Lawson
Interviewee: Richard Wilson

: Dan Cruickshank's Adventures in Architecture

The immutable fact of death and how architects have responded to it is the focus as Dan visits the Czech Republic, Egypt,
Guatemala, Italy and India.

: The Victorian Way of Death

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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.

BBC Guidance

This historical record contains material which some might find offensive
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