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: Days That Shook the World

The dramatic story of two days that rocked the American presidency: the assassination of its youngest leader, Democract John F Kennedy , in Dallas on 22 November 1963 and the disgrace and expulsion of Republican president Richard Nixon in August 1974.


Leader: John F Kennedy
Unknown: Richard Nixon

: The World

International news.
Followed by Weather

: Dickens In America: New York

4/10. Miriam Margolyes continues retracing Charles Dickens's 19th-century road trip through America and finds herself going out on a night patrol with officers of the NYPD. She also visits Roosevelt Island, makes an unexpected discovery at the New York Public Library and is incarcerated in the notorious "Tombs" prison. (AD)


Presenter: Miriam Margolyes

: Jazz Britannia

1/3. Terence
Stamp narrates this series tracing the development of British Jazz over the last 60 years, starting with a look at how music from America influenced artists and performers in Britain during the 1940s and 1950s.
Continues 9pm tomorrow.

: The Desk

Tyler Brûlé on election coverage from abroad.

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: Himalaya with Michael Palin

1/6. The intrepid explorer says goodbye to Blighty once more for a journey through the mountains of Pakistan, India,
Nepal, China and Bangladesh. In Darra, Michael goes in search of a home-made Kalashnikov, is introduced to the sport of bull racing and watches a spot of freestyle polo.

: as 7pm

: as 9pm

: as 8.30pm

: as 10pm

: as 7pm

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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