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: Great Expectations

Ending the two-part dramatisation of Charles Dickens's tale of guilt and desire. Pip has become a "gentleman" in London, having received an inheritance from a benefactor. Starring loan Gruffudd and Charlotte Rampling.

: The DVD Collection

Stuart Maconie reviews the latest DVD releases, plus there's a look at the work of Japanese director and actor Takeshi Kitano, renowned for his violent crime thrillers.


Unknown: Stuart MacOnie
Unknown: Takeshi Kitano

: Together

Comedy drama. set in the mid-1970s, about life in a Swedish commune. When a woman leaves her husband with her two children, she has no place to go except for her brother's commune. Directed by Lukas Moodysson, and starring Lisa Lindgren and Michael Nyqvist. In Swedish with English subtitles.


Directed By: Lukas Moodysson
Unknown: Lisa Lindgren
Unknown: Michael Nyqvist.

: Storyville: More Sex Please, We're Scandinavian

Scandinavia has the reputation of being a land of beautiful natural blondes and midnight sex romps. This film, by Torben Skødt Jensen and Ghita Beckendorff, charts the history of attitudes to sex and reveals the reality to be somewhat more complicated.

: Smokey Dives

Documentary examining how post-war Britain was enlivened by the increasingly popular trad-jazz scene, which became the country's first mass youth culture.

: Profile: Studs Terkel

Mike Dibb's portrait of the actor, broadcaster and Pulitzer Prize-winning oral historian.


Unknown: Mike Dibb

: Reporters

Global news reports.

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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