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: Britain's Best Buildings -The Circus

The Circus is a ring of terraced houses built in Bath in the 1750s and 60s by architect John Wood the Elder. Dan Cruickshank investigates their mysterious symbols and influences. RT DIRECT: Britain's Best Buildings book is just £20 (RRP F25), including p&p. Call [number removed]7979 (national rate)


Unknown: John Wood
Unknown: Dan Cruickshank

: The World

International news.
Then Weather

: Patrick Hamilton: Words,Whisky and Women

His plays Rope and Gaslight made the sex obsessed, booze fuelled Hamilton famous. But his urban novels are now seen as his best work. To coincide with a version of his classic trilogy Twenty Thousand Streets under the Sky (tomorrow at 9pm), this biography asks why the Marxist maverick has been largely written out of literary history. Richard E Grant narrates. Behind the scenes: page 14


Unknown: Richard E Grant

: Animation Nation

1/3. In the 1950s a third of all
British TV adverts were animated
- this documentary looks at how animation's flexibility made it a powerful tool of persuasion during the last century, running from First World War propaganda to MTV. Animation
Nation Shorts follows.

: Animation Nation Shorts

The best of British animation. Rex the Runt tomorrow at 9.50pm is the first of a series of UK animations this week

: The Men from the Agency

How David Puttnam , Alan Parker and Charles Saatchi revolutionised British advertising. Also featuring directors
Ridley and Tony Scott.


Unknown: David Puttnam
Unknown: Alan Parker
Unknown: Charles Saatchi
Unknown: Tony Scott.

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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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