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: Smiley's People

1/6. Eighties dramatisation of John le Carre 's novel, in which George Smiley is called out of retirement to investigate the death of a British agent.
8.00 2/6. Dramatisation of John le Carre 's spy novel starring
Alec Guiness , Alan Bates and Michael Elphick. See page 66.


Unknown: John Le Carre
Unknown: George Smiley
Unknown: John Le Carre
Unknown: Alec Guiness
Unknown: Alan Bates
Unknown: Michael Elphick.

: More Dawn French's Girts Who Do: Comedy

5/6. Victoria Wood discusses her struggle with stand-up comedy, and her early memories of Joyce Grenfell on stage.


Unknown: Victoria Wood
Unknown: Joyce Grenfell

: Charlie Brooker's Screenwipe

A tongue-in-cheek take on the TV industry, including reviews of the week's viewing highlights.

: 13 (Tzameti)

I Psychological thriller starring
Georges Babluani. Keen to make a quick buck for his immigrant family, a young labourer finds himself in lethal peril when he impersonates his deceased employer. In French with English subtitles. Review page 54.
Director Gela Babluani (2005, 15)


Unknown: Georges Babluani.
Director: Gela Babluani

: Charlie Brooker's Screenwipe

As 9.30pm

: Charlie Brooker's Screenwipe

As 9.30pm

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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