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: Vanity Fair

1/6. A poor orphan aims high.
Natasha Little stars in Andrew Davies 's dramatisation of the Thackeray tale. Continues Friday at 7pm.
First shown on BBC1


Unknown: Natasha Little
Unknown: Andrew Davies

: Chopin Preludes

Opus 28 in D flat.

: The World

Brian Hanrahan presents. Then Weather


Unknown: Brian Hanrahan

: Superbat

How do bats fly and defy all the laws of aeronautics?

: Apocalypse Now ... and Then

Why is the West fixated on the end of the world, from Old Testament prophesies to the Millennium Bug?

: Restoration Nation

A mental hospital on the brink of demolition is among
Ashley Blake 's finds when he tours East Anglia and the Midlands.


Unknown: Ashley Blake

: Yes Minister

6/7. Series two. Will Jim approve a skyscraper's extra nine floors? Repeated next Tuesday on BBC2

: Britain's Best Buildings

Dan Cruickshank visits the seat of Parliament, the former Palace of Westminster. (AD)


Unknown: Dan Cruickshank

: As 8.30pm.

: As 10pm.

: Restoration Secrets

Dan Cruickshank tells the amazing tale of Blenheim Palace, and Germaine Greer tours Warwickshire.


Unknown: Dan Cruickshank
Unknown: Germaine Greer

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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