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: Dickens In America: Philadelphia

5/10. On the trail of Charles Dickens , Miriam Margolyes arrives in Philadelphia to find a city obsessed with the author. It has his pet raven stuffed and mounted - and a life-size statue.


Unknown: Charles Dickens
Unknown: Miriam Margolyes

: In the Footsteps of Churchill

4/8. Tainted by the Gallipoli slaughter, Churchill went into political exile and depression. But within two years he had changed political parties again, and was back in office as chancellor. Then, when war was finally declared, he was offered the post of First Lord of the Admiralty again.

: The World

International news.
Followed by Weather

: Tales from Europe

In basketball-mad Lithuania, Kirsty Wark meets a sculptor whose subjects have ranged from Lenin and Marx to Frank Zappa.


Unknown: Kirsty Wark
Unknown: Frank Zappa.

: Dr Goebbels Speaks

This Storyville film, narrated by Kenneth Branagh, mixes archive footage with extracts from Hitler's propaganda minister's diaries. The result is a study of his character, and an insight into propaganda.
(Blind Spot: Hitler's Secretary tomorrow 9pm)


Narrator: Kenneth Branagh

: Surreallssimo

Ewen Bremner ,
Katrin Cartlidge and Stephen Fry star in a drama documentary that brings to life the "trial" of Salvador Dali by his fellow surrealists. The supporting cast includes Vie Reeves, Mark Gatiss and Matt Lucas.


Unknown: Ewen Bremner
Unknown: Katrin Cartlidge
Unknown: Stephen Fry
Unknown: Salvador Dali
Unknown: Mark Gatiss
Unknown: Matt Lucas.

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: as 9pm

: Patrick Hamilton

Words, Whisky and Women: a profile of the English writer. Signed

: as 8.30pm


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

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