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: Dickens In America: NewYork

4/10. Miriam Margolyes arrives in New York, where she goes on night patrol with the NYPD and does time in the city's "Tombs" prison. See
Tuesday's choice. (AD)


Unknown: Miriam Margolyes

: In the Footsteps of Churchill

3/8. Churchill became First Lord of the Admiralty in 1911, but Gallipoli saw him forced from office.

: The World

International news.
Followed by Weather

: Tales from Europe

5/8. In
Poland, the largest of the accession countries, Kirsty Wark visits the famous Lodz Film School and runs into David Lynch.


Unknown: Kirsty Wark
Unknown: David Lynch.

: Jazz Britannia

3/3. In the 1980s Courtney Pine helped give jazz a Black British identity, while Gilles Peterson 's Acid Jazz label brought the music to clubbers. More recently Jamie Cullum and Soweto Kinch have garnered new audiences.


Unknown: Gilles Peterson
Unknown: Jamie Cullum

: Creature Comforts

A classic by Aardman Animations kicks off this evening's animated gems.

: The Albatross

Coleridge's poem is set to animation.

: The Queen's Monastery

Award-winning British animation from 1998.

: The Old Lady and the Pigeons

Sylvain Chomet 's Oscar-nominated
1998 animation.


Unknown: Sylvain Chomet

: As 8.30pm.

: Days That Shook the World

14 October 1947: Chuck Yeager , a pilot from the backwoods of West Virginia, prepares for a ninth attempt to break the sound barrier.


Unknown: Chuck Yeager

: as 9pm

: as 11.30pm

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.

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