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: Reggae: the Story of Jamaican Music: Rebel Music

The 1970s witnessed the rise of the first Third World superstar, Bob Marley.

: BBC4 News and Weather

With George Alagiah.


Newsreader: George Alagiah

: Simon Armitage - Profile

A portrait of the poet.


Subject: Simon Armitage

: Witness to History: Battle for Labour

Denis Healey and Tony Benn's contest for the deputy leadership of the Labour Party in 1981.

: Arena: Politics and Pinter

A 70th.birthday tribute to Harold Pinter in three parts. The first section acknowledges Pinter's involvement in highlighting political injustices and puts his writing in its political context. The second instalment sees the playwright in conversation with Nigel Williams, while the third is a new reading of The Dumb Waiter.


Interviewee: Harold Pinter
Interviewer: Nigel Williams

: Arena: One for the Road

Harold Pinter takes the lead role in his own play. Shown on Saturday, 11.30pm on BBC2.


Nicolas: Harold Pinter

: As 9pm.

: British Cinema: the End of the Affair?

Nick James asks film-makers if our movie industry is doomed.


Presenter: Nick James

: As 8.30pm.

: UnderstandingJohn Birt



Subject: John Birt

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.

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

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