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: The Century of the Self

Concluding the four-part series. Eight People Sipping Wine in Kettering. How politicians have sought to gain power through the focus group.

: BBC4 News and Weather

With George Alagiah.


Unknown: George Alagiah.

: Profile: Linton Kwesi Johnson

A portrait of the black British poet.

: Storyville: This Is Palestine

The international documentary strand features Azza El-Hassan's film portrayal of her neighbourhood of Ramallah, a town under fire in the current Middle East conflict. With the threat of violence severely limiting locals' activities, filming becomes the main event, especially for a group of children.


Director: Azza El-Hassan

: Pakistan Daily: Amber and the Hijabis

The first of five short films follows an editorial assistant working for a monthly magazine in Pakistan as she investigates an odd cultural phenomenon.

: Kandahar

Iranian director Mohsen Makhmalbaf's piercing insight into the plight of the Afghan people. In English and Farsi with English subtitles. Review page 58.


Director: Mohsen Makhmalbaf

: Profile: Linton Kwesi Johnson

As 8.30pm.

: The Century of the Self

Happiness Machines. The relationship between psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud and the inventor of public relations. Signed.


Unknown: Sigmund Freud

: Richter at the Barbican

Two 1989 concerts, both recorded at the Barbican in London, by the self-taught pianist, Sviatoslav Richter.


Pianist: Sviatoslav Richter.

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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