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: Britain's Best Buildings -

Hardwick Hall Elizabeth. Countess of Shrewsbury - otherwise known as Bess of Hardwick - was one of the most capable and ambitious women in Elizabethan England. Hardwick Hall has become Bess's lasting monument and is full of coded references to her wish for one of her descendents to sit on England's throne. Dan Cruickshank investigates. RT DIRECT: Britain's Best Buildings book is just E20 (RRP E25), including p&p. Call [number removed]7979 (national rate)


Unknown: Hardwick Hall Elizabeth.
Unknown: Hardwick Hall
Unknown: Dan Cruickshank

: The World

international news.
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: Cover Stories

Alan Bennett contributes to a look at the London
Review of Books. Also featuring editor Mary-Kay Wilmers , Andrew O'Hagan and Mary Beard. Presented by Mariella Frostrup.


Unknown: Alan Bennett
Editor: Mary-Kay Wilmers
Editor: Andrew O'Hagan
Editor: Mary Beard.
Presented By: Mariella Frostrup.

: Hot Spots: Colombia

Colombia is the largest producer of cocaine and America is its biggest consumer. In its "war on drugs", the United States is training special units of the country's army. But Colombia's 40-year-old civil war seems unlikely to succumb to a military solution.

: Russell T Davies: Unscripted

Doctor Who and Casanova have both benefited from the writing of Russell T Davies. Time Shift examines his work from children's TV to Queer as Folk and beyond, with contributions from Mark Lawson ,
Christopher Eccleston and Andi Peters.


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Unknown: Christopher Eccleston
Unknown: Andi Peters.

: Tango Maestro

The turbulent family life and revolutionary music of Astor Piazzolla , the Argentinean star who transformed tango by blending classical and jazz forms.


Unknown: Astor Piazzolla

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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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