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: Affairs of the Crown -

Days That Shook the World Two royal scandals - the trial and execution of Henry Vill 's second queen Anne Boleyn in 1536, and Edward VIII 's abdication from the throne in 1936 in favour of his lover, American divorcee Wallis Simpson.


Unknown: Henry Vill
Unknown: Anne Boleyn
Unknown: Edward Viii
Unknown: Wallis Simpson.

: The World

With Kirsty Lang.
Followed by Weather


Unknown: Kirsty Lang.

: Yes Minister

2/8; series three.
Ludovic Kennedy and Ian Lavender guest as Jim Hacker runs aground during a BBC interview.


Unknown: Ludovic Kennedy
Unknown: Ian Lavender
Unknown: Jim Hacker

: Hollywood UK: British Cinema in the 60s

3/5. How the ebullience of "swinging" London gave way to a mood of unease as a new generation of directors saw the certainties of postwar Britain collapsing around them. Featuring Sylvia Syms, James Fox, Tom Courtenay, Dirk Bogarde and Lindsay Anderson.


Interviewee: Sylvia Syms
Interviewee: James Fox
Interviewee: Tom Courtenay
Interviewee: Dirk Bogarde
Interviewee: Lindsay Anderson

: Reach for the Sky

Stirring biographical drama about RAF ace Douglas Bader , starring
Kenneth More. Following a flying accident in which he loses both his legs, doctors expect Bader to die, but he overcomes incredible odds to take on the Luftwaffe in the Battle of Britain. Review p83. A triple bill of Second World War-themed programmes follows


Unknown: Douglas Bader
Unknown: Kenneth More.

: The Guinea Pig Club

the inspiring story of ex-pilots brought together by the disfigurements they sustained during the Second World War

: The Bonzos

: the covert British force sent to retrieve Hitler's hoard of looted art

: The Other Side of Dunkirk

: the evacuation from the perspective of all three protagonists - English, French and German

: 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.

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