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An authentic story of unforgettable endurance
Written by Ross Cockrill with Gilbert Cour , Donald Richards
E. J. Baldock , Leonard Mavo
A. E. Taylor , Frank Green
R. Howell Evans , Jack Baynes and George Cobner
Incidental music composed by Alun Hoddinott and played by the BBC Welsh Orchestra
Conductor, Rae Jenkins
Produced by Elwyn Evans


Written By: Ross Cockrill
Unknown: Gilbert Cour
Unknown: Donald Richards
Unknown: E. J. Baldock
Unknown: Leonard Mavo
Unknown: A. E. Taylor
Unknown: Frank Green
Unknown: R. Howell Evans
Unknown: Jack Baynes
Unknown: George Cobner
Composed By: Alun Hoddinott
Conductor: Rae Jenkins
Produced By: Elwyn Evans
The Boss: Duncan Carse
Narrator: Carleton Hobbs
Wild: Glyn Hardwicke
Worsley: Gilbert Turner
Crean: Arthur Williams
McNeish: Duncan McLntyre
Vincent: Donald Wells
A Norwegian: Harold Birch

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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.

To read scans of the Radio Times magazines from the 1920s, 30s, 40s and 50s, you can navigate by issue.

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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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