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: The DVD Collection

Film director Gurinder Chadha talks about her favourite film, Yasujiro Ozu 's Tokyo Story, and Jonathan Jones pays tribute to the American director John Ford.


Talks: Gurinder Chadha
Unknown: Yasujiro Ozu
Unknown: Jonathan Jones
Director: John Ford.

: Mind Games

7/10. Scientist/ comedian Timandra Harkness and former Radio Times contributor
Quentin Cooper join the quiz. With
Marcus du Sautoy.


Unknown: Timandra Harkness
Unknown: Quentin Cooper
Unknown: Marcus du Sautoy.

: Lightning - Nature StrikesBack

Lightning is almost as old as the planet and will probably outlast life on Earth. We all experience it, yet little about it is understood.
Jack Fortune narrates a look at its cause and effect. (AD)

: The Pedants' Revolt

Truss's Eats, Shoots & Leaves is the base of a documentary about those who believe English is being defiled by sloppy usage.
With Victoria Cohen.


Unknown: Victoria Cohen.


An assassin robbed Bobby Kennedy of his brother John and a role that gave meaning to his life. Then, just as he began to move beyond his brother's shadow. he too was killed. Storyville looks at the remarkable and tragic life of the third Kennedy son - who may well have been president had he not been murdered.
Postponed from 31 October


Unknown: Bobby Kennedy

: A Summer's Tale

Awaiting his girlfriend at a resort, Gaspard tumbles into two other relationships and conflicts. Melvil Poupaud and Amanda Langlet star in Eric Rohmer 's comic treatise on the agonies of holiday romance from 1996. In French with English subtitles.


Unknown: Melvil Poupaud
Unknown: Amanda Langlet
Unknown: Eric Rohmer

: as 9pm

: as 9.30

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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