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: Sean O'Casey: under a Coloured Cap

The life and work of the Dublin playwright, reflecting on his poor background and political interests. Includes interviews with O'Casey, his wife Eileen and son Breon. A staging of his 1923 play Shadow of a Gunman follows. New.
First shown on BBC Northern Ireland

: Performance - The Shadow of a Gunman

A 1995 BBC2 adaptation of Sean O'Casey's famous play about a romantic young girl who mistakes a dreaming poet for an IRA gunman on the run. Starring Kenneth Branagh and Stephen Rea.


Unknown: Sean O'Casey
Unknown: Kenneth Branagh
Unknown: Stephen Rea

: John Irving - My Life inFiction

The American author reveals the traumas behind his fiction, including his latest book Until I Find You. A dramatisation of The World According to Garp follows.

: The World According toGarp

Director George Roy
Hill's bewildering 1982 drama, based on John Irving 's sprawling, satirical bestseller charting a New
England writer's unconventional life. Starring Robin Williams , Mary Beth Hurt, John Lithgow and - in her feature film debut - Glenn Close.
Review page 44.


Director: George Roy
Unknown: John Irving
Unknown: Robin Williams
Unknown: Mary Beth
Unknown: John Lithgow
Unknown: Glenn Close.

: as 9.15pm

: Holidays in the Danger Zone

- Places That Don't
Exist 2/2. Simon Reeve visits South Ossetia, Abkhazia and Nagorno


Unknown: Simon Reeve

: Glastonbury 2005

highlights from this year's festival, including Brian Wilson , the White Stripes, Femi Kuti and Steve Earle


Unknown: Brian Wilson
Unknown: Femi Kuti
Unknown: Steve Earle

: New Age Travellers

Time Shift examines the origins of those regarded by many as social pariahs

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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