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: Mediterranean Tales

Irma Kurtz reaches Damascus.


Unknown: Irma Kurtz

: Civilisation

7/13. Kenneth Clark discusses the importance of light in 17th-century Dutch painting.
First shown on BBC2


Unknown: Kenneth Clark

: The World

With Brian Hanrahan.
Followed by Weather


Unknown: Brian Hanrahan.

: The Desk

8/10. Tyler Brule assesses media trends.

: Blowing Up Paradise

Recounting 30 years of nuclear testing on the atoll of Moruroa in Polynesia, where the French detonated four times as many devices as the British or the Chinese.

: Postcards fromJohannesburg

Can corals adapt to global warming?

: Death on the Staircase

The defence witnesses take their turn, but there's a worry that the experts' account will not be enough to convince the jury.

: Jewish Entertainers

Jewish entertainers have dominated parts of the industry in the UK and US for decades, Time Shift investigates why American Jews celebrate their ethnicity while their British counterparts have often masked or even denied their roots. With contributions from Barry Cryer and Alan Yentob. See yesterday's choice.


Unknown: Barry Cryer
Unknown: Alan Yentob.

: Bar Mitzvah Boy

Bittersweet Jewish family comedy written by Jack Rosenthal that explores the ramifications of a young boy's apprehensions over his bar mitzvah.


Writer: Jack Rosenthal

: Rosenthal

: Time Shift profiles the late television writer from humble beginnings to his later success as the writer of such dramas as The Evacuees and Cold Enough for Snow

: as 9pm

: as 11.20pm

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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.

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