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: Broadway: the American Musical

1/6. Julie Andrews hosts this 100-year history of Broadway, celebrating stars and revealing the impact of social and political events. Interviews, original cast recordings and newsreels tell the story from the 1900s to the big-budget productions of today. Episode one describes how Florenz Ziegfeld introduced the early stars of Broadway.


Unknown: Julie Andrews
Unknown: Florenz Ziegfeld

: The World

International news.
Followed by Weather

: Tales from Europe

8/8. The climax of the series takes Kirsty Wark to Estonia, where she attends a surreal EU membership celebration, visits the set of a popular soap opera and encounters the unlikely Scottish expat community.


Unknown: Kirsty Wark

: Monsoon Railway

2/2. The story of India's annual battle to keep its massive railway system running through monsoon rains concludes.
See Thursday's choice.

: Great Railway Journeys

Ian Hislop discovers India by travelling by rail from the port of Calcutta to the desert forts of Rajasthan. He pays a visit to the Taj Mahal and the Indian parliament and is pampered on a train called "Palace on Wheels".


Unknown: Ian Hislop

: McLibel

The David and Goliath story of how the McLibel Two - postman Dave Morris and gardener Helen Steel - took on the fast-food giant McDonald's in England's longest ever legal wrangle. Showing in the Storyville strand.


Unknown: Dave Morris
Unknown: Helen Steel

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: Time Shift: The Grunwick Strike

Time Shift recalls a landmark 1976-77 labour dispute at Grunwick Film Processing Labs in north London

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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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