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: Broadway: the American Musical

2/6. Jazz and prohibition threw classes and cultures together - and spiced up musical theatre. Hosted by Julie Andrews.
7.55 3/6. Broadway thrived during the Great Depression: Cole Porter productions offered escapism while others had a political message. The series concludes tomorrow.


Unknown: Julie Andrews
Unknown: Cole Porter

: Nation on Film - VE DaySpecial

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.


Unknown: David Suchet

: Mahalia Jackson In Concert

The gospel singing star captured live in London in 1964. (BW)

: The Saddest Music In theWorld

Isabella Rossellini ,
Maria de Medeiros and Mark McKinney star in Guy Maddin 's surreal musical drama from 2003, based on a novel by Kazuo Ishiguro. A double amputee launches a contest to find the world's most melancholy melody.
Review p52. (BW and colour) Three short films by the movie's director Guy Maddin are showing after midnight Film Highlights: page 46


Unknown: Isabella Rossellini
Unknown: Maria de Medeiros
Unknown: Mark McKinney
Unknown: Guy Maddin
Novel By: Kazuo Ishiguro.
Director: Guy Maddin

: Eric Clapton's Rock 'n' RollYears

A Clapton double bill kicks off with a selection of his performances at the BBC and beyond.

: as 8.55pm

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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