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: The Magic Roundabout Story

As a big-screen version of Serge Danot 's animated series hits cinemas, Time Shift recounts the history of Dougal, Brian and Ermentrude et al. It is the story of how English actor Eric Thompson revoiced and reinterpreted the original French version, won over children, adults and critics alike and created an enduring TV classic.


Unknown: Serge Danot
Unknown: Eric Thompson

: The World

With Zeinab Badawi.
Followed by Weather


Unknown: Zeinab Badawi.

: The Desk

4/10. The media is examined in a topical magazine, fronted by Tyler Brule.


Unknown: Tyler Brule.

: Churchill's Forgotten Years

Professor David Reynolds traces Winston Churchill's postwar years. Voted from power by the British electorate, he refused to accept defeat. fought back to become prime minister again and wrote a history of the Second World War.


Presenter: Professor David Reynolds

: Death on the Staircase 3/B

The prosecution focuses on the case of Elizabeth Ratiff , a good friend of defendant Michael Peterson who was found dead at the bottom of a staircase in Germany in 1985. Prosecutor Jim Hardin decides to exhume her body and presses for a fresh autopsy in North Carolina.


Unknown: Elizabeth Ratiff
Unknown: Michael Peterson
Unknown: Jim Hardin

: The Auschwitz Debate

Experts discuss the issues raised in the BBC2 documentary series Auschwitz: the Nazis & the "Final Solution", which ended yesterday.

: As 9pm.

: as 7pm

: as 8.30pm

: as 11.15pm

: Cartoonists on the Front Line

1/4. Michael Portillo has long been cruelly satirised by The Guardian's cartoonist Steve Bell. Here, politician and artist come face-to-face. See Monday's choice.


Unknown: Michael Portillo
Unknown: Steve Bell.

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

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