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: The DVD Collection

I, Robot;
The Ultimate Matrix Collection; Bad Education; and the works of Jean Vigo are featured. And
Hamish McAlpine , chairman of Tartan Films, discusses censorship.


Unknown: Jean Vigo
Unknown: Hamish McAlpine

: Time Shift: Television and Charity

Terry Wogan, Lenny Henry, Michael Buerk and Esther Rantzen guest on Time Shift's look at how charity and TV are interwoven - from the early days of Christmas collections for needy children to the successful annual telethons of today.


Interviewee: Terry Wogan
Interviewee: Lenny Henry
Interviewee: Michael Buerk
Interviewee: Esther Rantzen

: Arena - La Dame aux Gladiolas

A spoof documentary from the 1979 series looking at the glitzy life of Dame Edna Everage.
First shown on BBC2


Unknown: Dame Edna Everage

: Arena: Remember the Secret Policeman's Ball?

John Cleese, Bob Geldof, Jennifer Saunders, Alan Bennett, Stephen Fry, Terry Jones, Terry Gilliam, Ruby Wax, Lenny Henry, Phil Collins and Rowan Atkinson recall the Amnesty International fundraisers, which brought together a wealth of talent and paved the way for events such as Comic Relief.


Unknown: John Cleese
Unknown: Bob Geldof
Unknown: Jennifer Saunders
Unknown: Alan Bennett
Unknown: Stephen Fry
Unknown: Terry Jones
Unknown: Terry Gilliam
Unknown: Lenny Henry
Unknown: Phil Collins
Unknown: Rowan Atkinson

: Secret Policeman Comedies

The Young Ones take the university challenge and there's a chance to see Ben Elton 's Happy Families, an 80s sitcom with Jennifer Saunders and Ade Edmondson.


Unknown: Ben Elton
Unknown: Jennifer Saunders
Unknown: Ade Edmondson.

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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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