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: Broadway - the American Musical

3/6. After the Wall Street Crash of 1929, the Broadway musical returned to favour with audiences enjoying escapism with stars like Bing Crosby and Gene Kelly. Presented by Julie Andrews.
The next episode is on Thursday at 9pm and Swing Time is tonight at 11pm


Unknown: Bing Crosby
Unknown: Gene Kelly
Presented By: Julie Andrews

: The World

With Kirsty Lang.
Then Weather


Unknown: Kirsty Lang.

: The Sky at Night

Presenter Patrick Moore discusses the faraway home of comets - does the Oort Cloud really exist?
Shown last night on BBCI


Presenter: Patrick Moore

: Mind Games

Phil Whelans and science journalist
Sue Nelson join team captain Kathy Sykes and her opponent, scientist Harry Witchel , for the mind-bending quiz.
Marcus du Sautoy hosts.


Unknown: Phil Whelans
Unknown: Sue Nelson
Unknown: Captain Kathy Sykes
Unknown: Harry Witchel

: Bill Deedes Talks to Mark Lawson

The inspiration for Evelyn Waugh 's "Boot" in Scoop and the "Bill" of Private Eye's "Dear Bill", Lord Deedes is a national institution. He was Minister for Information under Harold Macmillan , and later editor of The Daily Telegraph. Mark Lawson finds out what makes him tick.


Unknown: Evelyn Waugh
Unknown: Harold MacMillan
Unknown: Mark Lawson

: As 7pm.

: Swing Time

Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers star in George Stevens's exquisite musical comedy from 1936.
When Lucky Garnett is late for his own wedding, the bride's outraged father forbids the marriage until the groom has made his fortune.
Fred and Ginger also star in Top Hat on Wednesday at 11.20pm


Unknown: Ginger Rogers
Unknown: George Stevens

: as 9.30pm

: as 8.30pm

: as 9pm

: as 7pm

: as 8.30

: as 9pm

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.

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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.

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