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: A Digital Picture of Britain

1/6. Digital portraits of Britain's rural, urban and industrial landscape. See
Sunday's choice.

: Nation on Film

The inter-war years saw a craze in Britain for health and fitness. Rare archive footage and eyewitness accounts reveal how the public used diet and exercise to boost their physical wellbeing.

: The World

With Zeinab Badawi.
Followed by Weather


Unknown: Zeinab Badawi.

: Dickens in America: Journey's End

10/10. Before regaling New York's Lincoln Center with anecdotes of her pan-American trip, Miriam Margolyes visits the Shaker community of Mount Lebanon and the army cadets of West Point Military Academy.


Unknown: Miriam Margolyes

: Respire

Emanuele Crialese 's thoughtful and beautifully filmed drama, winner of the Cannes Critics'Week Award, is set in an impoverished fishing village on the Italian island of Lampedusa. A young boy remains loyal to his free-spirited mother when neighbours suggest she should be hospitalised for her mood swings. Starring Valeria Golino and Vincenzo Amato. In Italian with English subtitles. Review page 58.


Director: Emanuele Crialese
Unknown: Valeria Golino
Unknown: Vincenzo Amato.

: Blue/Orange

Brian Cox ,
John Simm and Shaun Parkes star in a film adaptation of Joe Penhall's award-winning play. Two psychiatrists disagree over the treatment of Christopher, an enigmatic young black man who insists oranges are blue and former Ugandan dictator Idi Amin is his father.


Unknown: Brian Cox
Unknown: John Simm
Unknown: Shaun Parkes
Unknown: Idi Amin

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: The Curse of Oil

2/3. Building a pipeline from the Caspian Sea to the Mediterranean. Concludes tomorrow, 1.30am

: as 8.30pm

: as 7.30pm

: as 7pm

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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