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: The DVD Collection

How is music used in film? Belle &
Sebastian frontman Stuart Murdoch discusses his work on Secretary. Pius Philip Glass on fusing sight and sound and Alan Parker on directing musical films. With Stuart Maconie. Stuart Maconie 's DVD reviews: p44


Unknown: Stuart Murdoch
Unknown: Alan Parker
Unknown: Stuart MacOnie.
Unknown: Stuart MacOnie

: Family Ties

Like hundreds of boys, John Caldicott spent his youth in the Foundling Hospital after he was given up by his mother. Now he wants to learn the identity of his father - kept from him by his mother, Daisy. Will a DNA test provide an answer or a surprising twist?


Unknown: John Caldicott

: British Isles: a User's Guide toNatural History

2/6. The lowdown on the Ice Age as Chris Packham continues his guide.


Unknown: Chris Packham

: Kenneth Tynan - In Praise ofHardcore

Rob Brydon ,
Catherine McCormack and Julian Sands star in a revealing drama about British theatre's influential and controversial critic, Kenneth Tynan. A Time Shift profile of Tynan follows.


Unknown: Rob Brydon
Unknown: Catherine McCormacK
Unknown: Julian Sands
Unknown: Kenneth Tynan.

: Kenneth Tynan - Critical Condition

The rise and fall of the theatre critic - who brought swearing to the BBC and nudity to the West End - is traced by Time Shift.
Presented by New Yorker critic John Lahr, it features rare contributions from Tynan's daughters.


Unknown: John Lahr

: Conchies: Questions of Conscience

Time Shift looks at conscientious objectors from the First World War to today - those who refused to serve for religious, moral or political reasons.

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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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