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: Planet Earth

2/5. Witness the birth of a mountain, venture into a volcano and view amazing images of the elusive snow leopard.
First shown on BBC1

: A Digital Picture of Britain

2/6. Eamonn McCabe , Martin Beckett and Jo Broughton get snap happy in East Anglia.


Unknown: Eamonn McCabe
Unknown: Martin Beckett
Unknown: Jo Broughton

: Mary Renault - Love and War in Ancient Greece

New. Profile of the novelist whose books of ancient Greece convincingly brought the world of Plato and Socrates back to life.

: Shakespeare behind Bars

New. Storyville follows the male inmates of an American prison as they prepare and rehearse a production of The Tempest.

Blog post that mentions this programme:

The Sunday Post: Shakespearean Spin-Offs 24 April 2016

: Communism and Football

Players from Russia, Hungary and East Germany recall how the game was manipulated for political ends during the Cold War.

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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.

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