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: Sahara with Michael Palm

4/4. Michael concludes his desert Odyssey in Tunisia, where he revisits locations used in The Life of Brian.
First shown on BBC1 (AD)

: The World

With Kirsty Lang.
Followed by Weather
8.30 Mediterranean Tales 3/10
Irma Kurtz 's retracing of Mark Twain 's journey in The Innocents Abroad takes her to Venice, where she meets local writers.


Unknown: Kirsty Lang.
Unknown: Irma Kurtz
Unknown: Mark Twain

: Bertoluccl Makes The Dreamers: Cinema, Sex, Politics

Cameras follow the esteemed director as he brings his latest creation, set against 1968's student unrest in Paris, to fruition. The director's Stealing Beauty follows.

: Stealing Beauty

I Bernardo Bertolucci 's I drama follows a teenager's trip to Tuscany on a mission to lose her virginity and find out who her birth father is. With
Sinead Cusack , Jeremy Irons and Liv Tyier. Review page 47. (AD) The Last Emperor is tomorrow at 9pm


Unknown: Bernardo Bertolucci
Unknown: Sinead Cusack
Unknown: Jeremy Irons
Unknown: Liv Tyier.

: World Cinema Award

Jonathan Ross names the inaugural winner.


Unknown: Jonathan Ross

: Anthony Minghella Talks to Mark Lawson

The director of Cold Mountain and The English Patient in conversation.


Unknown: Mark Lawson

: As 9pm.

: As 8.30pm.

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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