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: Secret Lives of the

Artists: Vermeer How the 17th-century Dutch painter's life was marred by crime and violence.
First shown on BBC2 (AD)

: The World

With Brian Hanrahan.
Followed by Weather


Unknown: Brian Hanrahan.

: Cecil Beaton: beneath the Glitter

What did the renowned society photographer - currently the subject of an exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery - really think of the famous people he captured on film? Contributors include Mario Testino.


Unknown: Mario Testino

: Elaine Stritch at Liberty

Broadway star Elaine Stritch performs her Tony Award-winning show, a witty and honest account of a showbiz career that spans over 50 years.


Entertainer: Elaine Stritch

: The National Trust

Beginning atwo-part episode charting the Trust's hard-fought battle to buy Tyntesfield House in north Somerset. (AD)

: As 8.30pm.

: Joan Roughgarden - Profile

A portrait of the scientist with controversial views on evolution and animal behaviour.

: As 9pm.

: The Prince, the

Showgirl and Me
Laurence Olivier 's personal assistant Colin Clark recalls the trials that beset The Prince and the Showgirl, with Marilyn Monroe. (AD)


Unknown: Laurence Olivier
Unknown: Colin Clark
Unknown: Marilyn Monroe.

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.

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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