• Show TV Channels

    Hide TV Channels

  • Show Radio Channels

    Hide Radio Channels

  • Show Years

    Hide Years

  • Issues

Close group

Close group

The RKO Story - Tales from Hollywood


We have produced a Style Guide to help editors follow a standard format when editing a listing. If you are unsure how best to edit this programme please take a moment to read it.
1: Birth of a Titan
The first of the six-part award-winning series telling the life story of RKO Radio Pictures, the studio that made over 1,000 films, including the classic King Kong, nine Astaire/Rogers musicals and Orson Welles 's masterpiece Citizen Kane.
Tonight, meet some of RKO's first stars, including crooner Rudy Vallee ,
Katharine Hepburn , and Fay Wray , who tells of being cast opposite 'the tallest, darkest leading man in Hollywood'...
Guide to the studio, and investigator of its private files, is Edward Asner.
... one of the best documentary series ever made by the Corporation


Unknown: Orson Welles
Unknown: Rudy Vallee
Unknown: Katharine Hepburn
Unknown: Fay Wray
Unknown: Edward Asner.
Producers: Charles Chabot
Producers: Rosemary Wilton

Tell us more or contact us

Do you know something about this programme that we have not included above?
Or would you like to ask the Genome team a question?

Tell us more or contact us

The RKO Story - Tales from Hollywood

BBC Two England, 31 July 1988 19.45

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.

Feedback about The RKO Story - Tales from Hollywood, BBC Two England, 19.45, 31 July 1988
Please leave this link here so we can find the programme you're referring to: http://genome.ch.bbc.co.uk/5d7828f4c6ad44df9ff7620eaddc72d0

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
Continue Cancel