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: Sounds of the Sixties

Archive pop.

: The Prisoner

Many Happy
Returns. A surprise awaits Number Six on his birthday. Donald Sinden guest-stars. Continues on Wednesday at 7.10pm


Unknown: Donald Sinden

: The World

international news.
Then Weather

: Cover Stories

With its access to the rich and powerful, Vanity Fair could be America's most influential magazine - but is it indebted to agents and celebrity culture? Mariella Frostrup talks to editor
Graydon Carter , columnist Dominic Dunne and former supremo Tina Brown.


Talks: Mariella Frostrup
Editor: Graydon Carter
Unknown: Dominic Dunne
Unknown: Tina Brown.

: Death on the Staircase

1/4 A real-life murder investigation is laid out in compelling detail. Was the death in 2001 of novelist Michael Peterson's wife Kathleen an accident or a crime?
Directed by Oscar-winner Jean-Xavier de Lestrade.
Showing in the Storyville strand.
(Continues tomorrow at 9pm)

Death on the Staircase 9.00pm BBC4
This extraordinary real-life Murder One follows a three-month trial that gripped America. The makers were given access to the entire case, from scene-of-crime investigation right up to the verdict.
It begins with the death in 2001 of computer executive Kathleen Peterson at her North Carolina mansion, and the arrest of her novelist husband Michael. Prosecutors say he bludgeoned her to death; the defence insist she fell down the stairs.
The series, from Oscar-winning director Jean-Xavier de Lestrade, absorbs the minutiae of the case like a sponge. It puts you in the position of a juror, and as such ought to carry a warning, as the evidence is grisly.
And stretching out the sad tale over a series nearly six hours long is asking a lot of its audience. (Mark Braxton)


Director: Jean-Xavier de Lestrade

: The Mark Steel Lectures

From a bed-in with a Labour leader to Kill Bill-style ju-jitsu, the pioneering life of suffragette Sylvia Pankhurst is explored by the comic. Another episode tomorrow at 10.30pm


Unknown: Sylvia Pankhurst

: In Search of Speed

Bonneville Salt Flats, Utah, in the 60s: land speed milestones are made as Craig Breedlove and Art Arfons go head to head in a near-lethal contest that saw the 400, 500 and 600mph barriers broken. (AD)


Unknown: Craig Breedlove
Unknown: Art Arfons

: Cobra Ferrari Wars: how Texan

farmer Carroll Shelby took on the motor-racing might of Ferrari in the 1960s - and won

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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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