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: Sarah Kennedy

: Ken Bruce

: Jeremy Vine

: Steve Wright

: Simon Mayo

: Classical City to City

New series 1/4. Comedian and musician Tim Minchin presents a Eurocentric music feast exploring classical music's debt to the cultures of Venice, Vienna, Paris and London since the 16th century. He starts with the music of Venice, which for centuries was Europe's most vital musical centre. The architecturally beautiful city-state became the centre for music publishing early in the 16th century, and inspired composers such as Monteverdi, Gabrielli, Galuppi and Vivaldi. Producer Des Shaw


Musician: Tim Minchin
Producer: Des Shaw

: Friday Night Is Music Night

In a special edition celebrating fresh UK talent, Martin Yates conducts the BBC Concert Orchestra with acoustic-based singer/songwriter Tom Baxter. R&B/soul-inf luenced singer/songwriter Beth Rowley and jazz pianist/singer
Joe Stilgoe. Presented by Ken Bruce.


Unknown: Martin Yates
Songwriter: Tom Baxter.
Songwriter: Beth Rowley
Singer: Joe Stilgoe.
Presented By: Ken Bruce.

: The Lady Vanishes

6/6. Brenda Blethyn reads the concluding part of Ethel Lina
White's novel The Wheel Spins, which Alfred Hitchcock adapted for his 1938 thriller The Lady Vanishes. Abridged by Neville Teller


Unknown: Brenda Blethyn
Unknown: Ethel Lina
Unknown: Alfred Hitchcock
Abridged By: Neville Teller

: Listen to the Band

Featuring the Reg Vardy Band, conducted by Steve Malcolm.


Conducted By: Steve Malcolm.

: The Weekender

Arts show with Matthew Wright.


Unknown: Matthew Wright.

: Mark Lamarr

New music.

: Pete Mitchell

Eclectic music.

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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