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: Days That Shook the World

The rise of Communism and the fall of the Berlin Wall are recounted in the fifth of the series. How did these events bookend the political ideology that arguably played a major role in defining world events in the 20th century?

: BBC4 News and Weather


: The DVD Collection

Far from Heaven, The Man without a Past, Eight Women and Roman Polanski's classic Repulsion are among the titles reviewed. Stuart Maconie 's guests include journalist Antonia Quirke.


Unknown: Stuart MacOnie
Unknown: Antonia Quirke.

: Bembeya Jazz at Womad

The west African dance greats take centre stage in the first of a double bill filmed live at this summer's world music festival in Bath.

: Ojos de Brujo at Womad

The Barcelona mavericks who have kicked flamenco on to the modern dancefloor.

: As 8.30pm.

: Gerald Scarfe: Drawing Blood

Tracey Emin , Ian Hislop ,
Clare Short , Michael Portillo and William Hague explore the latest work by Britain's most scathing caricaturist. Will his savage depiction of Diana, Princess of Wales, be too much for polite society?


Unknown: Tracey Emin
Unknown: Ian Hislop
Unknown: Clare Short
Unknown: Michael Portillo
Unknown: William Hague

: As 9pm.

: 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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