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: Anthony Mlnghella Talksto Mark Lawson

The director of Cold Mountain, released on Boxing Day, and The English
Patient in conversation.

: Missing Believed Wiped

Starting a night of rare treats from the comedy vaults on BBC4, Time Shift tells how a hunt for missing programmes turned up priceless episodes of Dad's Army and other classic comedy material thought to be lost for ever. Interviewees include John Cleese and Terry Jones.


Interviewee: John Cleese
Interviewee: Terry Jones

: Missing Believed Wiped

A chance to see a clutch of archive gems which have recently been saved from televisual obscurity. The line-up includes the seminal comedy show At Last - the Show at 8.10, Johnny Speight 's Till Death Us Do Part at 8.35, Spike Milligan Presents.... at
9.05 and Terry-Thomas in The Old Campaigner at 9.35.


Unknown: Johnny Speight
Unknown: Spike Milligan

: Parkinson

Complementing tonight's Arena profile on BBC2, the talk-show supremo meets Sir Alec Guinness.


Unknown: Alec Guinness.

: Gauguin: the Full Story

Waldemar Januszczak traces the development of the French


Unknown: Waldemar Januszczak

: Robert Hooke -Victim of Genius

The great 17th-century scientist described as "Britain's Leonardo".

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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