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: The Century of the Self

First in a four-part series showing on consecutive nights about the rise of the mass consumer society through the Freud family's fostering of the rise of the self.
Happiness Machines. This edition examines the relationship between the father of psychoanalysis, Sigmund Freud, and his nephew, Edward Bernays, who invented public relations.


Unknown: Sigmund Freud
Unknown: Edward Bernays

: BBC4 News and Weather

With George Alagiah.


Unknown: George Alagiah.

: The Talk Show with Andrew Marr

Will Hutton and Ngaire Woods join Andrew Marr to discuss the issue of globalisation.


Unknown: Will Hutton
Unknown: Ngaire Woods
Unknown: Andrew Marr

: Coolies: How Britain Reinvented Slavery

Over years ago, slavery was officially abolished in the British Empire.
But this film reveals that a form of slavery continued well into the 20th century - Indian indentured labour, where over a million Indians were recruited and sent all over the Empire to work in what amounted to slave conditions. Narrated by Sanjeev Bhaskar.


Unknown: Sanjeev Bhaskar.

: The Chess Players

Drama set in 19th-century India about a king's struggle to hold on to one of the last remaining Kingdoms yet to fall into British hands. Directed by Satyajit Ray, and starring Amjad Khan and Richard Attenborough. In Hindi with English subtitles.


Directed By: Satyajit Ray
Unknown: Amjad Khan
Unknown: Richard Attenborough.

: Four Minutes

A profile of one of Germany's greatest living artists, Sigmar Polke.

: The Talk Show

As 8.30pm.

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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