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: Churchill's Forgotten Years

Voted out, Churchill refused to accept defeat, fought back to become prime minister again and wrote a history of the Second World War. Professor David Reynolds traces his postwar years. (AD)


Unknown: David Reynolds

: Churchill In Art

A look at the art inspired by Churchill, including Graham Sutherland 's famous portrait - which the prime minister hated and which was destroyed - and photographs by Yousuf Karsh.


Unknown: Graham Sutherland
Unknown: Yousuf Karsh.

: Noi Albinol

A maverick Icelandic teenager dreams of escaping from his isolated coastal community. Tomas Lemarquis stars in Dagur Kari's black comedy from 2002.
(In Icelandic with English subtitles)
Review page 54.


[Actor]: Tomas Lemarquis
Director: Dagur Kari

: Don't Watch That Watch This!

6/6. News presentation satire, with topical and archive footage re-edited and manipulated.

: Death on the Staircase

3/8 The prosecution unearth the story of another death from 1985 that only reinforces their convictions.

: A Story of Circus

Time Shift explores how television's early days exploited the spectacle of the circus. Including the first live outside broadcast from Calais where a French circus artist's act was witnessed by Richard Dimbleby.


Unknown: Richard Dimbleby.

: as 8.30pm

: Jazz Britannia Live at the Barbican - Courtney Pine

The saxophonist hosts a journey through the communities and influences that shaped British jazz. Talvin Singh, Carleen Anderson, Tony Remy, Alex Wilson, Tony Kofi and Byron Wallen are among the guests at the concert


Unknown: Talvin Singh
Unknown: Carleen Anderson
Unknown: Tony Remy
Unknown: Alex Wilson
Unknown: Tony Kofi
Unknown: Byron Wallen

: as 10.30pm

: as 8.30pm

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.

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