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: The Burgess Variations

The first in a two-part profile of author Anthony Burgess examines his working-class Manchester origins, his early life as a teacher in Oxfordshire and Malaysia and the mysterious death sentence that galvanised him into writing five novels in one year. Concludes tomorrow at 7pm.


Subject: Anthony Burgess

: BBC4 News and Weather

With George Alagiah.


Newsreader: George Alagiah

: The Talk Show with Jonathan Freedland

The journalist discusses the modern nation state, diplomacy and the United States' position as the world's solitary superpower with leading strategists.


Presenter: Jonathan Freedland

: The Situation Room 2004

India and Pakistan are at war, with nuclear weapons primed for launch. America is faced with defusing the crisis - in the inner sanctum of the White House, the President and key advisers have 90 minutes to decide what action to take. In this scenario, the drama is played out not by actors but by people who have fulfilled key roles in the White House.

: Baader-Meinhof - In Love with Terror

The story of the German left-wing terrorist group who carried out robberies, hijacks, bombings and murder in the 1970s.

: As 9pm.

: As 8.30pm.

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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.

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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.

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