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: Vanity Fair

3/6. Becky renews her friendship with Jos Sedley (Jeremy Swift). Continues at the same time tomorrow.
First shown on BBC1 The Andrew Davies season continues with House of Cards at 9pm


Unknown: Jos Sedley
Unknown: Andrew Davies

: Chopin Shorts

Chilean Alfredo Perl plays the preludes, Op28 No 8.


Unknown: Alfredo Perl

: Mr Pepys's Diary

Why does the quintessential London diary still strike a chord? Tony Benn and Clarissa Dickson Wright look at the work of the 17th-century chronicler Samuel Pepys.


Unknown: Tony Benn
Unknown: Clarissa Dickson Wright
Unknown: Samuel Pepys.

: House of Cards

The cynical side of politics is the target of this 1990 dramatisation by Andrew Davies of Michael Dobbs 's novel. When Francis Urquhart is passed over for promotion, he plots revenge. Ian Richardson stars.
First shown on BBC1


Unknown: Andrew Davies
Unknown: Michael Dobbs
Unknown: Francis Urquhart
Unknown: Ian Richardson

: IDS: the Quiet Man

Simon Hoggart looks at lain
Duncan Smith 's leadership of the Conservatives.


Unknown: Simon Hoggart
Unknown: Duncan Smith

: Robin Cook: the Lost Leader

Shedding new light on the Labour man.

: Clare Short - the Conscientious Objector

The ex-cabinet minister discusses what motivates her.

: Mind Games

Irving Finkle and Minette Walters guest on the tricky quiz.


Unknown: Irving Finkle
Unknown: Minette Walters

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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.

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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.

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