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: The Desk

12/15. The global media perspective on the run-up to the British general election.

: An Islamic History of Europe

1/3. Rageh Omaar visits Spain, Sicily and France to explore how Europe's flourishing Islamic culture was ruined by ambition and betrayal.


Presenter: Rageh Omaar

: The World

International news.
Followed by Weather

: In the Footsteps of Churchill

2/8. How Winston Churchill 's daring exploits as a frontline reporter and officer in the Boer War launched his meteoric political career in Britain.
Presented by Richard Holmes. RT DIRECT: book In The Footsteps of Churchill is E17 (RRP E20) incl p&p. To order call [number removed]7979 (national rate)


Unknown: Winston Churchill
Presented By: Richard Holmes.

: Twenty Thousand Streetsunder the Sky

2/3. Kevin Elyot 's dramatisation of Patrick Hamilton 's downbeat novel set in 1930s London continues. What first drew Jenny into prostitution? Concludes tomorrow 9pm. See yesterday's choice. Patrick Hamilton : Words, Whisky and Women is at 10.30pm


Unknown: Kevin Elyot
Unknown: Patrick Hamilton
Unknown: Patrick Hamilton

: Rex the Runt

Animation. Bad
Bob finds a sausage-maker. More animation tomorrow from 9.50pm

: As 8.30pm.

: Patrick Hamilton: Words.Whisky and Women

The booze-addled, sex-obsessed English writer famous for his dark stage plays and gritty slice-of-life novels.

: As 9pm.

: Holidays in the Danger Zone- Places That Don't Exist

Simon Reeve visits unrecognised countries and states.


Unknown: Simon Reeve

: as 9pm

: as 7.30pm

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.

BBC Guidance

This historical record contains material which some might find offensive
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