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: War Stories

Documentary exploring the movie world's depiction of the Second World War. From forgotten gems such as Frieda to classics such as Ice Cold in Alex, the programme explores how the nation's war films have changed with the times.

: How to Be Science Fiction

Pompous actor Nicholas Craig (Nigel Planer) presents a guide to sci-fi acting and provides some hints on tackling space jargon.


Unknown: Nicholas Craig

: Mark Lawson Talks to Nicholas Craig

New. Former Young Ones star Nigel Planer appears in character as classical actor Nicholas Craig. He talks to Mark Lawson about his prolific 35-year career, and how his relationship with his mother heavily influenced his decision to become a performer.


Interviewee: Nigel Planer/ Nicholas Craig
Interviewer: Mark Lawson

: Roots Remembered

Exploring the impact of the 1977 mini-series, with contributions by cast members and the son of Alex Haley , the author of the original book.


Unknown: Alex Haley

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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.

BBC Guidance

This historical record contains material which some might find offensive
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