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: Commanding Heights

Margaret Thatcher is among interviewees in the second of the series. How did free market thinkers become a driving force behind economic change in the 20th century?


Interviewee: Margaret Thatcher

: BBC4 News and Weather

Then Video Nation.

: The Talk Show with Jonathan Freedland

Nick Cave and Wim Wenders discuss art and violence. Should artists promote peace?


Presenter: Jonathan Freedland
Speaker: Nick Cave
Speaker: Wim Wenders

: Time Shift: Malcolm Muggeridge

The controversial broadcaster is profiled in the first of two "Time Shift" programmes. How did the son of a Croydon clerk become one of TV's genuine originals? Interviewees include Cormac Murphy O'Connor.


Interviewee: Cormac Murphy O'Connor

: Ladies and Gentlemen: It's My Pleasure

Malcolm Muggeridge's 1965 lecture tour of the US features in a classic BBC documentary, showing as part of "Time Shift".


Presenter: Malcolm Muggeridge

: The Smith Family - Storyville

Aids hits a family in Salt Lake City. Storyville paints a picture of their extraordinary response.

: As 7pm.

: As 9pm

: Philip Roth's America

The author interviewed.


Interviewee: Philip Roth

: As 8.30pm.

: As 9pm.

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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