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: Joan Bakewell: Flowering in Autumn

How do great, creative artists respond to old age?
Joan Bakewell learns that it doesn't have to be downhill all the way.


Unknown: Joan Bakewell

: Fortunes of War

1/7. Kenneth Branagh and Emma Thompson star in the 1987 Second World War series.
This dramatisation of Olivia Manning's novel was by Alan Plater, and begins an evening of Plater's work on BBC4. The series continues on Friday at 7pm. First shown on BBC1


Unknown: Kenneth Branagh
Unknown: Emma Thompson
Unknown: Olivia Manning
Unknown: Alan Plater

: Alan Plater - Hearing theMusic

Writers Alan Bleasdale and Lee Billy Elliot Hall discuss the work of the writer for Time Shift. With critics Chris Dunkley and Dave Gelly , and director John Glenister.


Unknown: Alan Bleasdale
Unknown: Lee Billy Elliot Hall
Unknown: Chris Dunkley
Unknown: Dave Gelly
Director: John Glenister.

: Last of the Blonde Bombshells

Musical drama with Judi Dench and Ian Holm. Widow Elizabeth realises she was happiest when playing in an (almost) all-girl swing band during the war. When she meets the drummer again, the two try to reunite the band. First shown on BBC1


Elizabeth: Judi Dench
Patrick: Ian Holm.

: Land of Green Ginger

Gwen Taylor, latterly of Heartbeat, and John Flanagan star as a couple in Hull, in an Alan Plater story originally shown as part of Play for Today in 1973.
First shown on BBC1


Unknown: Gwen Taylor
Unknown: John Flanagan
Unknown: Alan Plater

: As 8.30pm.

: Death on the Staircase

8/8. The jury in the Michael Peterson case deliberates for five days

: The Late Edition

4/6. Talk show satire with Marcus Brigstocke

: Baghdad or Bust

Planning to be "human shields" to deter the US and UK from bombing, a group of people left London, bound for Iraq. Their story is told here

: as 8.30pm

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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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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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