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: Dickens In America: the Passage Out

1/10. What has - and hasn't - altered since Charles Dickens visited America in the 19th century? Miriam Margolyes retraces his trip.
See Tuesday's choice. Why Dickens hated the States: p37


Unknown: Charles Dickens
Unknown: Miriam Margolyes

: Tales from Europe

Kirsty Wark visits Slovenia, where she finds a beautiful capital city. fine wine and skiing. More at 8.30pm.


Unknown: Kirsty Wark

: The World

international news.
Followed by Weather

: Tales from Europe

2/8. in Hungary, Kirsty Wark travels on a railway run by children.


Unknown: Kirsty Wark

: An Islamic History of Europe

How was a flourishing Islamic culture destroyed in Europe by ambition, betrayal and oppression?
Rageh Omaar reports.


Unknown: Rageh Omaar

: The Late Edition

5/6. Satire with Marcus Brigstocke.


Unknown: Marcus Brigstocke.

: As 7.30pm

: As 8.30pm

: TV on Trial: 1980s

Writer David Aaronovitch and critic
James Delingpole assess 1985's output. See Sunday's choice.


Unknown: David Aaronovitch
Unknown: James Delingpole

: EastEnders

Michelle meets the father of her unborn child.
First shown on BBC1

: Spitting Image

Latex satire.
First shown on ITV

: Blott on the Landscape

Tom Sharpe 's farce, with David Suchet.
First shown on BBC2


Unknown: Tom Sharpe
Unknown: David Suchet.

: Real Lives: At the Edge of the Union

Life at opposite ends of Northern Ireland's political spectrum. First shown on BBC1
Videoplus code for 12 midnight-3.10am

: as 7.30pm

: 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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