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: Nation on Film

3/6. Going back to school with the history of secondary moderns, grammar schools and the 11-plus exam.

: We Want the Light: the Jews and German Music

What is the complex but fruitful relationship between Jewish people and German music? This award-winning film focuses on a pianist who played over 100 times in the Theresienstadt concentration camp.
First shown on BBC2

: Balzac and the LittleChinese Seamstress

During China's Cultural Revolution, two young intellectuals from the city are sent to the remote Phoenix Mountains for re-education, where they fall for forbidden fruit. Dai Sijie directs this 2002 comic drama, In Cantonese with English subtitles.
Review page 54.


Unknown: Dai Sijie

: Jazz Britannia: Brecon Jazz

Highlights from 25 years of the Welsh music festival.

: Don't Watch That Watch This!

3/6. A satire of news presentation, featuring topical and archive footage re-edited and manipulated. The series continues Thursday 10.30pm

: Jazz Britannia

1/3. How jazz has been assimilated and interpreted by Britain. Tonight, how issues of race and class clashed with youth rebellion in London's Soho in the 50s.
The series continues on Friday at 10pm

: as 7.30pm

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.

BBC Guidance

This historical record contains material which some might find offensive
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