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: Flight by Catherine Yass

Yass's Turner Prize shortlisted-film, shot from a remote-controlled model helicopter.


Writer: Catherine Yass

: Alistair Cooke's America

Beginning a series of programmes, showing nightly this week, in which the writer and broadcaster describes the history of America. The First Impact: Cooke's personal memoire uncovers his unceasing infatuation with the US.


Presenter: Alistair Cooke

: Alistair Cooke: Postcards from America

Excerpts from the correspondent's Letter from America radio reports accompanied by archive film.


Subject: Alistair Cooke

: BBC History Lecture:Television and the Trouble with History

From London's Whitehall, Simon Schama delivers the inaugural BBC History Lecture, in which he examines the complex relationship between history and television.


Speaker: Simon Schama

: The Charles Lloyd Quartet with John Abercrombie

The saxophonist's group are joined by the guitarist for a performance at London's Barbican.


Musicians: The Charles Lloyd Quartet
Guitarist: John Abercombie

: That Was the Week That Was

A compilation of highlights from the seminal 1960s satirical sketch show.

: Thunder Road

Comedy drama about a working-men's club in Hull.

: The DVD Collection

With Stuart Maconie.


Presenter: Stuart Maconie

: Reporters

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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