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: The Jitterbug Years

Beginning an evening of programmes in the Lost Decade season - exploring life in the British Isles between the years 1945-55 - Time Shift recalls the dance craze that captured Britain's mood in 1946 following years of war. Plus the story of the country's social revolution from the foundation of the welfare state to the Festival of Britain. New. The way we were...: page 29

: Nation on Film: Shooting the War

Aspects of life during the Second World War. including footage of the Battle of Britain and victory celebrations in the north of England. David Suchet narrates.

: After the War - Churchill's Defeat

How 1945 became the year of Winston Churchill 's greatest victory and his most devastating defeat.
First shown on BBC2


Unknown: Winston Churchill

: The Improbable Mr Attlee

Prof David Reynolds tells the story of Labour's postwar government and examines the achievements of Clement Attlee , including the introduction of the NHS in Britain. New. Dance Hall can be seen at 12.20am. with Thoroughly Modern Antiques continuing the season tomorrow at 7.35pm


Unknown: Prof David Reynolds
Unknown: Clement Attlee

: As 7pm.

: The World of Nat King Cole

A profile of the pioneering black singer, charting his life from his Alabama birth in 1919 to his death in 1965. Includes contributions from
Whoopi Goldberg and Stevie Wonder.


Unknown: Whoopi Goldberg
Unknown: Stevie Wonder.

: Film: Dance Hall

Four working women attempt to assert their independence in this downbeat drama that captures the sense of austerity pervading postwar

: as 9.10pm

: as 7.40pm

: 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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