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: Cold War Spies - Days That Shook the World

9/10. The shooting down of a top secret spy plane ultimately led to a dramatic spy swap on a Berlin bridge. Two Cold War tales are told in this look at a time of international tension and suspicion. (AD)

: The World

International news.
Then Weather

: Profiles: Learned Friends

Zimbabwean human rights lawyer
Beatrice Mtetwa tells Clive Anderson about her battle for justice and the daily risks she faces.


Unknown: Beatrice Mtetwa
Unknown: Clive Anderson

: Hot Spots

Failing governments, military coups, civil war, drought and famine have gripped Sudan for 50 years. Millions have died from war and starvation. Sudanese journalist Zeinab Badawi examines the history and the context of this catalogue of crises.


Unknown: Zeinab Badawi

: Family Ties

10/10. Lorenzo the Lion Tamer was James Wilson 's great-grandfather and one of the 19th century's great showmen. James embarks on a journey to discover the real Lorenzo. What was the life of a lion tamer like, and what were the circumstances of his death?


Unknown: James Wilson

: The Lovers of the Arctic Circle

Young sweethearts Otto and Ana are destined to be lovers, but will fate reunite them when tragedy drives them apart? Najwa Nimri and Fele Martinez star in Julio Medem 's hypnotic 1998 romantic drama.
In Spanish with English subtitles.
Review page 59.


Unknown: Najwa Nimri
Unknown: Fele Martinez
Unknown: Julio Medem

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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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