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: City Scapes

A glimpse of the cosmopolitan Berlin.

: Fall of the Wall

The high-level intrigues that led to the breaching of the Berlin Wall in 1989 are explored in the first of two documentaries.
First shown on BBC2
8.10 Mikhail Gorbachev , members of the East German Politburo, policemen given arms to fire on dissidents, and the man on the gate through which crowds flooded, all have their say on the Wall. First shown on BBC2


Unknown: Mikhail Gorbachev

: Heimat 3

1/6 Edgar Reitz's powerful portrayal of German history reaches November 1989. Caught up in the passion of the fall of the Berlin Wall, lovers Hermann and Clarissa are reunited.
(In German with English subtitles)


Director: Edgar Reitz

: East Side Story

Joseph Stalin 's favourite film was the musical comedy Volga-Volga, about farm workers keen to prove themselves in Moscow. Storyville recalls a strange attempt to entertain socialist masses with song and dance.


Unknown: Joseph Stalin

: Joe Zawinul: a MusicalPortrait

Jazz keyboard player and composer Joe Zawinul was a major influence on Miles Davis and founder of jazz-rock pioneers Weather Report. This revealing documentary combines interview footage and music.


Unknown: Miles Davis

: Robert Wyatt: Free Will and Testament

: a portrait of one of British music's most original and enduring voices

: The Mahavishnu Orchestra

: the jazz-rock stars in concert

: BBC4 Sessions

Salif Keita : a profile of one of the founders of the Afro-pop genre. Includes footage from a London gig in April 2002 and songs from his album


Unknown: Salif Keita

: as 11.40pm

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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