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: Chopin Etudes

Freddie Kempf plays Opus 10.


Unknown: Freddie Kempf

: Samuel Johnson Prize: RoyJenkins on Churchill

The MP's rise to greatness. (W)

: Great Political Mistakes

How Churchill's views on Indian independence and abdication led him into political exile. (S) (W)

: A History of Britain by SimonSchama

The lives of two men who wrote and made history - statesman Winston Churchill and writer George Orwell. (S) (W) 2809917 7 The Real Room 101 is at 10.35pm


Unknown: George Orwell.

: Natkmale 7

H drama starring Olivier Gourmet as Rene, a patient suffering from a terminal wasting disease at a home for the disabled, who asks to visit a prostitute.
Directed by Jean-Pierre Sinapi. In French with English subtitles. Review page 49. (W)


Unknown: Olivier Gourmet
Directed By: Jean-Pierre Sinapi.

: The Real Room 101 A

look at the enduring influence of George Orwell 's novel 1984 and its concept of a psychological torture chamber. (S) (W)


Unknown: George Orwell

: Orwell at the BBC: 1984

Peter Cushing stars as Winston Smith in this controversial adaptation of George Orwell 's parable, directed for the BBC in 1954 by Rudolph Cartier. With
André Morell, Yvonne Mitchell and Donald Pleasence. (S) (W)


Author: George Orwell
Adapted by: Nigel Kneale
Producer: Rudolph Cartier
Winston Smith: Peter Cushing
O'Brien: André Morell
Julia: Yvonne Mitchell
Unknown: Donald Pleasence

: As 10.35pm.

(S) (W)

: As 7.15pm.


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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