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: Business Confessions

Publisher Michael Heseltine's business secrets.


Speaker: Michael Heseltine

: Great Political Mistakes

How Margaret Thatcher's unwavering, hubristic belief in the poll tax played a major role in her political downfall.


Subject: Margaret Thatcher

: BBC4 News and Weather

The latest world events.

: Art Crime: The Scream

It took under a minute for thieves to steal Edvard Munch's The Scream from Oslo's National Gallery in 1994. The first in a new series recalls the undercover operation which sought to retrieve the iconic painting.

: Shooting the Present

Stephen Poliakoff discusses his life and career.


Speaker: Stephen Poliakoff

: Shooting the Past

The first in a three-part drama about the battle to save a photographic library, starring Timothy Spall and Lindsay Duncan.


Oswald Bates: Timothy Spall
Marilyn Truman: Lindsay Duncan

: Time Shift

Ends 1.10am.

23.10 NOTTING HILL RIOTS: The London riots of August 1958.

00.00 WEST INDIANS: Jack Gold's 1963 documentary.

00.10 AM AN FROM THE SUN: Ground-breaking 1956 play.


Director (West Indians): Jack Gold

: JLB: the Man Who Saw the Future

The life and work of television pioneer John Logie Baird. Signed.


Subject: John Logie Baird

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

This historical record contains material which some might find offensive
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