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: Days That Shook the World

The assassination of Archduke Ferdinand in 1914 and the suicide of Adolf Hitler in 1945.


Unknown: Archduke Ferdinand
Unknown: Adolf Hitler

: The World

International news.
Followed by Weather

: Dickens in America: Philadelphia

5/10. In Philadelphia Miriam Margolyes finds a city obsessed with Charles Dickens. It still has the "solitary prison" he wrote about, a Dickens Society, a Dickens Drinking Club, his pet raven stuffed and mounted in the local library - and the only life-size statue of Dickens in the world.


Unknown: Charles Dickens.

: Reputations

Albert Speer was Hitler's armaments minister and one of his few friends. After the Nazis' defeat, his contrition saved him from the gallows. For the next 30 years, he wrestled with his conscience, but was his remorse genuine?
(First shown on BBC2)
Dr Goebbels Speaks, Thursday at 9pm

: The Desk

Tyler Brûlé on the global media landscape.

: As 8.30pm.

: Himalaya with Michael Palin

2/6. The explorer's journey across the vast South Asian mountain range begins at the notorious K2 mountain in Pakistan and ends in Ladakh in neighbouring India. It's a journey that necessitates a detour of hundreds of miles around the mountainous political barriers formed between India and Pakistan following Partition in 1947. Behind the scenes at the Baftas: p14

: Hindu Nation

Sir Mark Tully travels through India examining how the collapse of secularism has created a vacuum in which Hindu nationalism is flourishing


Unknown: Sir Mark Tully

: as 7pm

: as 10pm

: as 8.30

: 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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