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: Animation Nation Shorts

The best of British animation.

: Animation Nation

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

: Twenty Thousand Streets under the Sky

A dramatic story of unrequited love amid the hardship and struggle of London in the 1930s, dramatised from Patrick Hamilton's trilogy by playwright Kevin Elyot.
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Author: Patrick Hamilton
Dramatised by: Kevin Elyot
Bob: Bryan Dick
Ella: Sally Hawkins
Jenny: Zoe Tapper
Governor: Tony Haygarth
Governor's wife: Jacqueline Tong
Violet: Kellie Shirley
Ernest Eccles: Phil Davis
Mr Sounder: Anthony O'Donnell
Landlady: Kathy Burke

: Patrick Hamilton - Words,Whiskey and Women

His plays
Rope and Gaslight made the sex-obsessed, booze fuelled Hamilton famous. But his "slice of life" urban novels are now seen as his best work. To coincide with a version of his classic trilogy Twenty Thousand Streets under the Sky , this biography asks why the Marxist maverick has been largely written out of literary history.

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: Days That Shook the World

:a look at two pivotal moments in the history of the monarchy - the crowning of Queen Elizabeth II in 1953 and the death of Princess Diana in 1997 (AD)

: as 8pm

: as 1am

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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