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: Broadway - the AmericanMusical

6/6. How Les Misérables and Miss Saigon travelled the world, plus Disney's The Lion King, the 2003 Broadway hit Wicked and Mel Brooks 's The Producers.


Unknown: Mel Brooks

: Sarah Waters: Sex and the Victorian City

Sarah Waters was established as one of our top young writers with her novel Fingersmith.
She's been compared to Dickens, but her 19th-century world has a modern twist. To coincide with BBC1's dramatisation of Fingersmith (which began last night), this examines her work. Dilly Barlow narrates. (AD) Sarah Waters on Fingersmith: p26


Unknown: Sarah Waters
Unknown: Dilly Barlow
Unknown: Sarah Waters

: TV on Trial: 1960s

Mark Lawson and Chris Dunkley ask whether the 60s were a golden age of TV. See yesterday's choice.
BBCi: digital viewers can watch tonight's shows without the critical commentary


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Unknown: Chris Dunkley

: Steptoe and Son

Harold advances his political ambitions by hosting a Labour party meeting.
First shown on BBC1

: Coronation Street

After the death of Robert Maxwell, how will Elsie Tanner handle police inquiries?
First shown on ITV

: The Group

Documentary set in a grammar school, with prefects preparing to go out into the world.
First shown on BBC2

: The Wednesday Play: Fable

Eileen Atkins and Ronald Lacey star in a play by John Hopkins on the injustice of apartheid. Narrated by Keith Barron.
(First shown on BBC1)
Videoplus code for 8.30-11.40pm (non-PDC)


Unknown: Eileen Atkins
Unknown: Ronald Lacey
Play By: John Hopkins
Unknown: Keith Barron.

: As 7pm.

: as 8.30pm

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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