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: The Private Life of a Christmas Masterpiece: 3/3

The series concludes with a look at Paul Gauguin's interpretation of the Nativity - a piece depicting the Madonna as a young Polynesian woman. (S)

: Bennett on Bennett

Alan Bennett reflects upon his life in a series of wry monologues. (S)


Monologist: Alan Bennett

: Russia: a Journey with Jonathan Dimbleby: 5/5

In Siberia, Jonathan finds a sharp contrast between a Buryat shaman's holy place and bustling Irkutsk, where Aids-related disease is rife and out of control. Finally, he visits a Jewish homeland created by Stalin before reaching the Pacific.
First shown on BBC2 (S) (AD)


Presenter: Jonathan Dimbleby

: The Art of Russia: 3/3: Smashing the Mould

Andrew Graham-Dixon's history concludes with the impact of communism on Russian art - from the revolutionary art of constructivists like Rodchenko through Stalinist purges in the 1930s to the contemporary art scene, fuelled by the money and power of post-communist Russia. (S) (AD)
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Simulcast in HD on the BBC HD channel (see p143)


Presenter: Andrew Graham-Dixon

: Charlie Brooker's Screenwipe

From Britain's Got Talent to The Execution of Gary Glitter, Charlie reviews 2009's most eye-catching TV shows. (S)


Presenter: Charlie Brooker

: We Need Answers: 4/13

Series two. Featuring guests Neil Innes and Kirsten O'Brien.


Guest: Neil Innes
Guest: Kirsten O'Brien

: Wallander: Series one: The Joker

A girl witnesses the murder of her mother, a crime that involves a mafia gang. In Swedish with English subtitles.
See choice, p112

: The Art of Russia


: We Need Answers


: How to Win at Chess


: as 9pm

: Only Connect

(to 4.40)

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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.

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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.

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