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: Attack on Pearl Harbor -Days That Shook the World

Sailors, nurses and pilots bring to life the Japanese attack on Hawaii's Pearl Harbor on 7 December 1941, an event that took the US by surprise - in just two hours five battleships were out of action and more than 2,000 people had lost their lives.

: MPs on the Box

Time Shift examines how satirists have portrayed politicians in TV programmes such as The New Statesman, Spitting Image and Yes Minister (an episode of which follows). Barbara Flynn narrates.


Unknown: Barbara Flynn

: Yes Minister

4/8; series three.
Hacker is forced to do a U-turn over exposing a case of bribery. Next episode Wednesday 8.30pm.

: Hollywood UK: British Cinema in the 60s

5/5. How change and excess saw a fragmentation of British cinema at the close of the decade. While Sean Connery's James Bond set a suave new tone for spy thrillers, Mick Jagger's louche turn in cult drama "Performance" left the censors reeling.

: The Ipcress File

)azzling 1965 spy thriller based on -en Deighton's novel, starring
Michael Caine. Intelligence agent Harry Palmer enters the treacherous world of counter espionage as he uncovers a "brain drain" among scientists.
Review page 48.


Unknown: Michael Caine.
Unknown: Harry Palmer

: Cast & Crew: My Beautiful Laundrette

Kirsty Wark goes behind the scenes of the seminal 1980s movie, which gave Daniel Day-Lewis his first major role.


Unknown: Kirsty Wark
Unknown: Daniel Day-Lewis

: Holidays in the Danger Zone

Meet the Stans2/2. Ben Anderson visits Uzbekistan and Tajikistan


Unknown: Ben Anderson

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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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