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: Beck's Futures Shorts

4/5. Art by Nicoline van Harskamp and Andrew Cross.


Unknown: Nicoline van Harskamp
Unknown: Andrew Cross.

: Wild New World

The strange menagerie that once roamed
America, including the mastodon. First shown on BBC2 (AD)

: The World

With Kirsty Lang.
Followed by Weather


Unknown: Kirsty Lang.

: Alistair Cooke - Postcards from America

Extracts from the broadcasts by the man who sent a Letter from America from 1946 to 2004 on BBC Radio 4, with Cooke's commentary backed by iconic film footage. The first of tonight's five Coming to America Week programmes.

: The New Americans

Barine travels home to attend the re-burial of her feted activist/ writer brother, Ken Saro-Wiwa .
See Sunday choice.


Unknown: Ken Saro-Wiwa

: The Joy Luck Club

Director Wayne Wang 's moving 1993 melodrama, adapted from
Amy Tan 's bestseller, intertwines the stories of four Chinese-born mothers with those of their USAborn daughters.


Director: Wayne Wang
Unknown: Amy Tan

: Roy Lichtenstein - PopIdol

Paul Morley investigates the Pop Art pioneer.


Unknown: Paul Morley

: Philip Roth's America

An interview with the US author on his 70th birthday.

: As 8.30pm.

: As 1am.

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.

BBC Guidance

This historical record contains material which some might find offensive
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