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: Mediterranean Tales

Irma Kurtz reaches Athens.


Unknown: Irma Kurtz

: Civilisation

6/13. Kenneth Clark explores the Reformation with Luther's Germany and Shakespeare's England.
Continues next Tuesday.
(First shown on BBC2)


Presenter: Kenneth Clark

: The World

international news.
Followed by Weather

: The Desk

7/10. Tyler Brute assesses media trends.

: Before the Flood: Tuvalu

By selling the internet domain name .tv for$50 million, the previously impoverished Pacific island nation of Tuvalu landed a massive dot-com windfall. Nature, however, has dealt its citizens a cruel hand - rising sea levels caused by global warming. Can anything be done to stem the tide?
Storyville investigates.

: Beijing Boot Camp

Eyear, China's government sends millions of teenagers to military boot camp. It's compulsory, and designed to instil the ideology of the communist regime. This revealing film follows
15-year-old Chen Lu as she struggles with the strict conditions.


Unknown: Chen Lu

: Death on the Staircase

Lurid details of Michael Petersen 's sexual proclivities emerge.


Unknown: Michael Petersen

: Top Hat

Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire star in a fabulous musical comedy scored by Irving Berlin.
Jerry Travers falls for Dale Tremont. But their romance is complicated by the fact that Dale thinks he's married to her best friend.
Review page 107. (BW)
Broadway - the American Musical continues tomorrow at 9pm


Dale Tremont: Ginger Rogers
Jerry Travers: Fred Astaire

: as 10pm

: as 9pm

: as 8.30pm

: as 10pm

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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