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: JLB: the Man Who Saw the Future

The life of TV pioneer John Logie Baird.


Subject: John Logie Baird

: Great Political Mistakes

How the Anglo-American loan agreement of 1945 contributed to the downfall of the Attlee government.

: Xiao's Long March

Following the progress of Xiao, an idle teenager who is nagged into joining the army.

: The Secret of My Success

How a corrupt political candidate uses underhand measures in his campaign to be elected to a Chinese village council.

: This Happy Life

Looking at the lives of the Communist Party Secretary and the manager of one of China's busiest railway stations in the run up to Chinese New Year.
The New China. New Year season continues on BBC2 with Correspondent - Love in China tomorrow at 7.15pm

: Shanghai Triad

Crime drama set in the Shanghai underworld of the 1930s. A naive provincial becomes involved with a gangster's mistress. With Gong Li and Li Baotian. In Mandarin with English subtitles.


Xiao Jingbao: Gong Li
Tang: Li Baotian

: As 7pm.

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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