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: Days That Shook the World

Two days defined the fortunes of Jews in the 20th century. Kristallnacht in 1938 marked the start of the slide into the Holocaust: a decade later the state of Israel was created.

: The World

International news.
Followed by Weather

: Yes Minister

7/7; series two.
An investigation into allegations of waste in Hacker's ministry.

: Hollywood UK: British Cinema

in the 60s 1/5. How a new wave of cinema in the north of England introduced a new kind of working-class hero, plus the locations for some of the seminal films of the decade.
The classic 1961 drama Whistle down the Wind follows.

: Whistle down the Wind

★★★★ Allegorical drama, directed by Bryan Forbes and produced by Richard Attenborough , starring Hayley Mills and Alan Bates. Three youngsters discover a man hiding in a barn who they believe is the persecuted Jesus Christ deserving of their protection.
Review page 48. (BW)


Directed By: Bryan Forbes
Produced By: Richard Attenborough
Unknown: Hayley Mills
Unknown: Alan Bates.
Unknown: Jesus Christ

: Arena: Shadowing the Third Man

Often hailed as one of the best British films of all time, classic postwar thriller The Third Man was developed by Graham Greene from an idea jotted down on an envelope. This absorbing documentary examines the battles between the film's producers, and the demands of star Orson Welles.


Unknown: Graham Greene
Unknown: Orson Welles.

: as 7pm

: Church of England

the Power and the Glory:
3/3. The new Archbishop of Canterbury galvanises a bitter opposition

: Cast & Crew

The Wicker Man:
Christopher Lee and Edward Woodward discuss the cult British horror film


Unknown: Christopher Lee
Unknown: Edward Woodward

: as 11.25pm

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.

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