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: Birdland: a History of Jazz

Animation set to Over the Rainbow as played by pianist Art Tatum.


Pianist: Art Tatum.

: The DVD Collection

A guide to Bollywood, with DJ Bobby Friction reporting on the UK scene.

: Nation on Film - VE Day Special

The Battle of Britain and victory celebrations in the north of England are recalled using recently unearthed footage. The programme also has professional film of British life, from Cardiff dockers to the Queen. David Suchet narrates.
Rptd on Fri at 10pm on BBC2
BBCi: supplementary information relating to VE Day is available via the red button
A Party to Remember: Live from Trafalgar Square begins at 8pm on BBC1
Vera Lynn saved my life: page 18


Unknown: David Suchet
Unknown: Vera Lynn

: The National Trust

Heritage, the National Trust, pagans and druids enter into negotiations as they seek to resolve differences over the summer solstice at Stonehenge, a World Heritage site that is also, for many, a sacred place. (AD)

: Band of Brothers

The final episode of the landmark Second
World War drama series, showing to commemorate the 60th anniversary of VE Day. Easy Company have seized Hitler's fortress - but who's earned enough "points" to go home? Damian Lewis , Ron Livingston and Donnie Wahlberg star. (AD)


Unknown: Damian Lewis
Unknown: Ron Livingston
Unknown: Donnie Wahlberg

: The Guinea Pig Club

A British
Documentary Awards-nominated film. How plastic surgery changed the lives of ex-pilots who suffered disfigurement during the Second World War.

: As 7.35pm.

: as 7.05pm

: as 8.05pm

: as 10.30pm

: as 7.35pm

: as 7.05pm

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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