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: Kings In Waiting

In the first of three films, chronicling the stories of princes of Wales who went on to be crowned king, historian Felipe Fernandez-Armesto paints a revealing portrait of the 15th-century monarch Henry V, victor of the Battle of Agincourt.


Unknown: Felipe Fernandez-Armesto

: BBC Four News and Weather

With George Alagiah.


Unknown: George Alagiah.

: The Talk Show with Phil Hammond

Dr Phil Hammond and guests discuss whether the huge proliferation in the use of pills to treat ailments is a sign of progress or hypochondria.


Unknown: Dr Phil Hammond

: The Nyckelharpa Strikes Back

The colourful story of a Swedish string instrument. The nyckelharpa looks like a fiddle but is hung across the body like a guitar and played with a mechanism of wooden keys. This film, from the European Roots strand, looks at the nyckelharpa's medieval origins, and the controversial campaign to make it the Swedish national instrument despite an association with neo-Nazism.

: Chance or Coincidence

**** Romantic drama written and directed by Claude Lelouch and starring Alessandra Martines and Pierre Arditi. A young widow embarks on a global Odyssey to all the places her dead son would have loved to visit - polar bears in the Arctic, the divers of Acapulco and a Montreal hockey game. When her camcorder is stolen, the sentimental footage it contains strikes a chord with its eventual buyer.


Directed By: Claude Lelouch
Unknown: Alessandra Martines
Unknown: Pierre Arditi.

: As 9pm.

: As 8.30pm.

: As 7pm.

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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