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: Witness to History: Battle for Labour

Key figures involved in the contest between Denis Healey and Tony Benn for the deputy leadership of the Labour Party in 1981 talk about this turning point in modern
Labour history.


Subject: Denis Healey
Subject: Tony Benn

: BBC4 News and Weather

With George Alagiah.


Newsreader: George Alagiah

: The Talk Show with Jackie Ashley

A debate concerning the declining popularity of tabloid newspapers.


Presenter: Jackie Ashley

: Julie Burchill: What Killed My Dad?

Four years after her father's death from the asbestos-related cancer mesothelioma, journalist Julie Burchill embarks on an emotional journey to find out more about the substance once known as the "magic mineral" that could now cause thousands of deaths.


Presenter: Julie Burchill

: The Birthday Party

A 1987 production of Harold Pinter's classic play. It's Stanley's birthday, but the party he is given is not quite what he expects.


Author: Harold Pinter
Meg: Joan Plowright
Petey: Robert Lang
Goldberg: Harold Pinter
McCann: Colin Blakely
Stanley: Kenneth Cranham
Lulu: Julie Walters

: As 9pm

: As 8.30pm

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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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