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: Ken Bruce

: Steve Wright

: Vanity Fair: The Novel That Changed My Life

4/6. Claudia Winkleman calls on six famous people to reveal the literary works that influenced them. This evening Australian writer Kathy Lette discusses William Makepeace Thackeray's epic high-society satire Vanity Fair, first published in serialised form in 1847 and 1848.


Unknown: Claudia Winkleman
Unknown: Kathy Lette
Unknown: William Makepeace

: Friday Night Is Music Night

Gavin Sutherland conducts the BBC Concert Orchestra, with soprano Ailish Tynan , trumpeter
Alison Balsom and tenor
Bonaventura Bottone , who celebrates popular tenor and Hollywood actor Mario Lanza (1921-59).


Unknown: Gavin Sutherland
Soprano: Ailish Tynan
Unknown: Alison Balsom
Tenor: Bonaventura Bottone
Unknown: Mario Lanza

: Shadowlands

Brian Sibley 's abridged version of his account of the love affair between author CS Lewis and Joy Davidman. 4/8. "No-one can mark the exact moment at which friendship becomes love."


Unknown: Brian Sibley
Unknown: Joy Davidman.

: Listen to the Band

Frank Fenton reviews recent brass band releases and plays requests.


Unknown: Frank Fenton

: The Weekender

Claudia Winkleman sits in for
Matthew Wright. Tonight's arts guest is conductor Brad Cohen.


Unknown: Claudia Winkleman
Unknown: Matthew Wright.
Conductor: Brad Cohen.

: Mark Lamarr

Featuring country-folk-blues singer/songwriter Eilen Jewel of Cambridge, Massachusetts.


Songwriter: Eilen Jewel

: Mike Harding

Repeated from Wednesday at 7pm

: Mo Dutta

Chat, plus 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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