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: Under Night Streets

Celebrating London Underground's night-shift staff.

: Monsoon Railway

Two-part documentary charting life on India's rail network through the monsoon season.
8.10 Tracing the efforts of workers to keep trains running on time.

: It's Not Unusual

I 1/3. Begininning the Hidden Lives
I strand, this documentary looks at the attitudes towards gay people during the inter-war years.
9.50 2/3. The experiences of gay men and women in the 1940s and 1950s.
Concludes tomorrow at 9pm.
See page 50.

: Our Hidden Lives

Dramatisation of Simon Garfield 's book, based on the diaries of four people during the postwar period.
Starring Richard Briers. The Hidden Lives strand continues with part three of It's Not Unusual tomorrow at 9pm


Unknown: Simon Garfield
Unknown: Richard Briers.

: Gohatto

I Historical drama starring "Beat"
Takeshi. At a time of political uncertainty, passions are inflamed when a handsome young samurai joins Kyoto's famous
Shinsengumi militia. In Japanese with subtitles. Review page 40.
Director Nagisa Oshima (1999, 15)


Director: Nagisa Oshima

: Monsoon Railway

As 7.20/8.10

: As 10.40pm

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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