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: Sahara with Michael Palin

The intrepid traveller plans his assault on the Sahara desert. First shown on BBC1 Palin's
East of Ipswich is at 8.45pm

: Time Shift: The British Seaside

The British seaside holiday is celebrated. With Martin Parr, Jonathan Meades and Bill Pertwee. Showing in the Time Shift strand.


Unknown: Martin Parr
Unknown: Jonathan Meades
Unknown: Bill Pertwee.

: East of Ipswich

Michael Palin 's coming-of-age drama, about a group of 1950s teens on holiday with their uptight parents. First shown in 1987. First shown on BBC2


Unknown: Michael Palin

: Time of Their Lives

England on Film explores the history of the North of England, with rare footage.

: Hooded Britain

A fresh approach to coastal defence: knocking walls down and letting the sea back in.

: Sllje Norgaard In Concert

Standards and originals with the Norwegian jazz star.

: As 8pm

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: As 10.30pm.

: The Talk Show with Andrew Marr

Must the world rely on Middle East oil?
2.25 Examining reform and conflict in China.
2.55 Was President Bill Clinton misunderstood?


Unknown: Bill Clinton

: As 11.20pm.

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.

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