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: Fortunes of War

October 1940: betrayed by Yakimov, Guy's name appears on a Gestapo death list. First shown on BBC1

: The World

international news.
Followed by Weather

: The DVD Collection

A crime special: Robert De Niro and Al Pacino in Heat: Barbara Stanwyck in Double Indemnity; and oriental-style revenge with Hard-Boiled and Oldboy.

(Stuart Maconie's DVD review: page 40)

: BBC4 Session: Beck

The LA based musical chameleon performs from his reflective "break-up" album Sea Change, as well as crowd pleasers including Nicotine and Gravy and a cover of Nelly's Hot in Herre. A gig at London's Union Chapel.

: Ivor Cutler: Looking for Truth with a Pin

An affectionate tribute to the Glasgow-born musician, poet, humorist and painter, described by Billy Connolly as "the best-kept secret in Britain". Friends and fans recall a five-decade career, including his stints on John Peel's Radio 1 show and his turn as Buster Bloodvessel in the Beatles's Magical Mystery Tour. Phill Jupitus on Ivor Cutler : page 40


Unknown: Billy Connolly
Unknown: Buster Bloodvessel
Unknown: Phill Jupitus
Unknown: Ivor Cutler

: Cutler's Last Stand

Ivor Cutler's final performance, filmed at London's Queen Elizabeth Hall in February 2004, ahead of retirement at the age of 82. Excerpts from Jammy Smears and Life in a Scotch Sitting-room, Vol 2 feature in a typically surreal mix of poetry, philosophy and song.


Unknown: Ivor Cutler

: The Late Edition

6/6. Satire with Marcus Brigstocke.


Unknown: Marcus Brigstocke.

: FILM: State of Siege

A CIA agent is taken hostage in Costa-Gavras's 1972 political thriller. In French with English subtitles

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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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