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: The Wrecking Season

The life and untimely death of playwright Nick Darke is explored in this poignant portrait. Atmospheric archive film shot by his father reveals how Darke enjoyed the pastime of "wrecking", combing Cornwall's rugged shoreline for items deposited on the beach. (Si


Unknown: Nick Darke

: Death on the Mountain - the

Story of Tom Simpson A profile of Britain's greatest cyclist explores how a desire for immortality cost the charismatic showman his life.


Unknown: Tom Simpson

: Shepperton Babylon

Sweet's titillating history of early
British cinema. The transition from silent films to "talkies", coupled with the rapid rise and fall of matinee idols and insatiable media interest in their off-screen antics, made for a torrid time between the late 1920s and the start of the Second World War. An early
British "talkie", the Alfred Hitchcock -directed Blackmail, follows.


Unknown: Alfred Hitchcock

: Blackmail

Tense thriller from 1929, which began life as a silent movie but became
Alfred Hitchcock 's first "talkie", starring Anny Ondra and John Longden. A detective assigned to a murder involving his fiancee is blackmailed when he tries to cover her tracks.
Review page 50.


Unknown: Alfred Hitchcock
Unknown: Anny Ondra
Unknown: John Longden.

: Stolen Kisses

François Truffaut's romantic comedy from 1968, which updates the story of Antoine Doinel that began in The 400 Blows. Doinel becomes a private eye, and finds himself torn between his girlfriend and a client's wife. Starring Jean-Pierre Leaud, Delphine Seyrig, Claude Jade. In French with English subtitles. Review page 50.


Director: François Truffaut
Antoine Doinel: Jean-Pierre Leaud
Unknown: Delphine Seyrig
Unknown: Claude Jade.

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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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