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: War Stories

New. Exploring how war films have changed with the times, from being a tool of government propaganda to becoming celebrated icons of British culture.

: In Which We Serve

Stirring Second World War drama starring Noël Coward (who also directs) and John Mills. Dive-bombed in the Battle of Crete, HMS Torrin is lost. However, the memories of her surviving crew re-create the inspiring story of the ship, and those who served in her. Review p46.


Unknown: John Mills.

: The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp

Classic period drama from ace director Michael Powell.
Clive Candy VC is the quintessential Englishman whose belief in "clean fighting and honest soldiering" has served him since the Boer War. But his principles seem out of place as Britain takes on the Nazis in the Second World War. Starring Roger Livesey.
Review page 46.
The Colditz Story and A Bridge Too Far can be seen from 7pm tomorrow


Director: Michael Powell
Clive Candy: Roger Livesey

: as 7pm

: Nation on Film

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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.

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.

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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.

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