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: The Sword and the Cross

The series on how Christianity has shaped Scotland's history looks at the roles of Mary Queen of Scots and 16th-century reformer John Knox in the Protestant Reformation.
Richard Holloway presents.


Unknown: John Knox
Unknown: Richard Holloway

: The World

Brian Hanrahan hosts. Followed by Weather


Unknown: Brian Hanrahan

: We Are Not Afraid

A look at a website that demonstrates defiance to terrorism. Contributors to the site talk about the images they've created - and, one month on, reflect on the events of 7 July in London.

: A Very English Genius

On 1 July 1952, 30-year-old architect Michael Ventris made a BBC radio broadcast which secured his place in archaeological and history books forever. He'd deciphered Linear B, Europe's earliest known writing system - a discovery that revolutionised our understanding of Western civilisation.

: Shake Hands with the Devil

Ten years after he headed the UN's disastrous mission in Rwanda,
General Romeo Dallaire returns to the site of the genocide to confront survivors and his demons. Part of Storyville. New.


Unknown: General Romeo Dallaire

: Easy Riders, Raging Bulls

*** Dennis Hopper , Sylvia Miles , Peter Bogdanovich ,
Richard Dreyfuss , Kris Kristofferson ,
John Milius , Peter Fonda , Cybill Shepherd and others contribute to
Kenneth Bowser 's 2003 documentary about the raucous, inspired and occasionally sordid cultural revolution of 1960s and 70s Hollywood. Based on Peter Biskind 's bestseller, it's narrated by William H Macy.


Unknown: Dennis Hopper
Unknown: Sylvia Miles
Unknown: Peter Bogdanovich
Unknown: Richard Dreyfuss
Unknown: Kris Kristofferson
Unknown: John Milius
Unknown: Peter Fonda
Unknown: Cybill Shepherd
Unknown: Kenneth Bowser
Unknown: Peter Biskind
Unknown: William H MacY.

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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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