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: City Scapes: New York

Manhattan architecture.

: American Warriors

Triple bill of profiles.
Condoleeza Rice. Gavin Esler charts the rise of the first woman in US history to become National Security Adviser.
8.00 Colin Powell. The Gulf War hero who became the first black Secretary of State.
8.30 George W Bush. Christopher Hitchens assesses the American President and his actions since 11 September.


Presenter: Gavin Esler
Subject: Condoleeza Rice
Subject: Colin Powell
Subject: George W Bush
Presenter: Christopher Hitchens

: No Man's Land

Ralph Richardson and John Gielgud star in a television production of Harold Pinter's 1974 play, the first in a season by the playwright. Two men meet in Hampstead on a summer night and find they have a shared history.


Hirst: Ralph Richardson
Spooner: John Gielgud
Writer: Harold Pinter

: Red Firecracker, Green Firecracker

Romantic drama from 1993 about a young woman who inherits a firework factory and forms an illicit liaison with a hired hand. In Cantonese with English subtitles.

: Nick Drake: a Skin Too Few

Profiling the enigmatic folk singer, who died in 1974 at the age of only 26.


Subject: Nick Drake

: The DVD Collection

Reviewing Y Tu Mama Tambien.

: Reporters

Global BBC 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.

BBC Guidance

This historical record contains material which some might find offensive
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