To act the life of a community, director Peter Hall used the inhabitants of a Suffolk village as his cast. The cast improvised their dialogue, based on Ronald Blythe 's script of his own novel. The first British film to open the London Film Festival, 14 million viewers tuned in to see its UK TV premiere in 1975.
From post-Soviet Georgia to the centre of Salisbury Plain, this is the story of how a lost village came back to life. In 1943, citizens were evacuated from the Wiltshire village. But after the war, hopes of returning faded.
Days That Shook the World: 7/10. Recalling the first discovery of a dinosaur and the "Piltdown Man" hoax. Signed 1.55 Mutant Mouse: from the development of penicillin to transplant surgery, research on mice has been pivotal. Signed
2.55-3.35am as 9pm: signed
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.
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.
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.