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: Blrdland: a History of Jazz

Animation set to the track Dream a Little Dream of Me.

: Early Music

1/3. How have medieval, Renaissance and Baroque styles remained popular? Charles Haziewood investigates. Viktoria
Mullova plays Bach while the Burning Bush perform music from the Hassidic and Sephardic traditions.


Unknown: Charles Haziewood

: The World

International news.
Followed by Weather

: In the Footsteps of Churchill

5/8. Churchill kept Britain holding on during the Blitz. Richard Holmes retraces his steps to the East End and to the stately home where he wooed the American ambassador to try to draw the US into the war. RT DIRECT: book In The Footsteps of Churchill is E17 (RRP E20) incl p&p. To order call [number removed]7979 (national rate)


Unknown: Richard Holmes

: Churchill's Forgotten Years

Professor David Reynolds traces Churchill's postwar period. Voted from power by the British electorate, he fought back to become prime minister again, and wrote a history of the Second World War. (AD)


Unknown: Professor David Reynolds

: As 8.30pm.

: Great Political Mistakes:Churchill

Why was Churchill, who was so right about the Nazi threat. out of power for so long? How did his opposition to independence for India and his backing of Edward VIII affect his standing?


Unknown: Edward Viii

: Nation on Film - VE DaySpecial

The Battle of Britain and victory celebrations are recalled using recently unearthed footage. Narrator: David Suchet. See Sunday's choice.
Repeated Friday 10pm BBC2


Narrator: David Suchet.

: as 7.05pm

: as 9pm

: as as 11pm

: 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.

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