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: In Search of Shakespeare

The dark side of the writer's life is investigated by Michael Wood in the first of four programmes. Continues at 7pm tomorrow.
Rrst shown on BBC2 (S) (W)


Unknown: Michael Wood

: BBC4 News and Weather

[web address removed]

: The Big Read: Battle of the Books

Mario Puzo 's The
Godfather v Dostoyevsky's Crime and Punishment.
Proponets John Walsh and Ian MacMillan are refereed by Sandi Toksvig. (S) (W)


Unknown: Mario Puzo
Unknown: John Walsh
Unknown: Ian MacMillan
Unknown: Sandi Toksvig.

: The Man Who Forged America

The most audacious deception that the US had ever seen was exposed when police investigated a double murder in the 1980s. Mark Hofmann forged historic documents at the core of the constitution and history. Then, having fooled the FBI, the CIA and his own wife, he turned to murder. This is his story. (S) (W)


Subject: Mark Hofmann

: Restoration Secrets

Dan Cruickshank visits Durham Cathedral and John Grundy tours Northumberland in this evening's gems from the BBC archive. Elsewhere in this focus on the North East, Dr Jonathan Foyle heads for the moorlands of Yorkshire. www.bbc.co.uk/restoration


Unknown: Dan Cruickshank
Unknown: John Grundy
Unknown: Dr Jonathan Foyle

: As 9pm.

: As 8.30pm.

: As 10pm.

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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