• Show TV Channels

    Hide TV Channels

  • Show Radio Channels

    Hide Radio Channels

  • Show Years

    Hide Years

  • Issues

Close group

Close group

Day Navigation


: Churchill and the Generals

Another chance to see controversial playwright Ian Curteis's classic drama, first shown in 1979, which chronicles Winston Churchill's relationships with the various generals and statesmen of the Second World War during the period May to summer 1944. The title role is played by Timothy West, and is supported by a cast of luminaries including Eric Porter, Joseph Cotten, Richard Dysart and Ian Richardson.


Writer: Ian Curteis
Winston Churchill: Timothy West
General Sir Alan Brooke: Eric Porter
General George C. Marshall: Joseph Cotten
General Dwight D. Eisenhower: Richard Dysart
General Bernard L. Montgomery: Ian Richardson

: The Gathering Storm

Award-winning drama that charts Winston Churchill's pre-war years and his campaign to warn the British people of the threat posed by Adolf Hitler's Nazi regime.
Starring Albert Finney as Churchill and Vanessa Redgrave as his wife Clementine.


Churchill: Albert Finney
Clementine Churchill: Vanessa Redgrave

: Great Political Mistakes: Churchill

Recalling Winston Churchill's opposition to granting India independence at a time when the Empire's days were numbered.

: Algeria's Bloody Years

In the past 12 years, over 150,000 Algerians have died in a conflict between armed fundamentalists and the army. Here, testimonies from the main players illustrate both sides of the war.

: Extinction

Peter Snow and experts debate the possible end of human life.


Presenter: Peter Snow

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
Continue Cancel