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: Britain in Pictures

David Robinson explores the ballrooms of Northern Ireland, and Harry Borden returns to his pig-farming roots in Devon. See choice, page 79.


Unknown: David Robinson
Unknown: Harry Borden

: Ellen MacArthur and theAlbatross

The sailor accompanies Falklands naturalist Sally Poncet on her annual visit to South Georgia to study the plight of the albatross.


Unknown: Sally Poncet

: Every Prime Minister Needs aWillie - or How to Be a Deputy

Examining the political role of deputy prime minister, considering Margaret Thatcher 's reliance on William Whitelaw and the recent controversy regarding John Prescott.


Unknown: Margaret Thatcher
Unknown: William Whitelaw
Unknown: John Prescott.

: Paris Brothel

Documentary examining the state-authorised brothels of pre-war Paris, which served the French cultural elite from the days of Napoleon until their closure in 1948.

: Une Liaison Pornographique

Frederic Fonteyne 's intelligent study of modern sexual manners, starring Nathalie Baye. In French with English subtitles. Review page 58.


Unknown: Frederic Fonteyne
Unknown: Nathalie Baye.

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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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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.

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