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: The History of Pubs

Time Shift examines the evolution of a British institution.

: Akenfleld Revisited

Cast and crew recall the making of the 1974 ITV drama Akenfield, a beguiling portrait of rural life in Suffolk.

: New Age Travellers

Anti-social scroungers or idealists in search of an alternative way of life?

: Pennies from Heaven

An evening of Dennis Potter programmes begins with his Bafta Award-winning musical drama from 1978. 1/6. Down Sunnyside Lane.
Arthur Parker , a Cockney song-sheet salesman, is frustrated by his distant wife and the Great Depression of the 1930s.
Bob Hoskins , Cheryl Campbell , Gemma Craven , Kenneth Colley and Nigel Havers star. Continues next Sunday.
First shown on BBC1


Unknown: Dennis Potter
Unknown: Arthur Parker
Unknown: Bob Hoskins
Unknown: Cheryl Campbell
Unknown: Gemma Craven
Unknown: Kenneth Colley
Unknown: Nigel Havers

: Arena - Dennis Potter: It's In the Songs! It's In the Songs!

How the playwright used popular songs as a powerful dramatic device and to express the depth of his characters in Pennies from Heaven and The Singing Detective. 4154m

: Brimstone and Treacle

Dennis Potter 's controversial and unsettling drama, which was finally screened in 1987 after an 1 1-year ban from the BBC's Play for Today strand. A couple struggle to care for their brain-damaged daughter. But their misplaced trust in a charming stranger has terrible consequences. Starring Denholm Elliott , Patricia Lawrence ,
Michelle Newell and Michael Kitchen. First shown on BBC1


Unknown: Dennis Potter
Unknown: Denholm Elliott
Unknown: Patricia Lawrence
Unknown: Michelle Newell
Unknown: Michael Kitchen.

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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.

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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