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: Puttin' on the Ritz

Short compilation of Fred Astaire 's work with RKO studios.


Unknown: Fred Astaire

: Britons Can't Dance

New. A selection of routines from UK dance shows, which proved memorable for all the wrong reasons.

: The Gay Divorcee

Musical comedy starring Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. Guy Holden comes to the rescue of a damsel in distress in a crowded customs shed. But his efforts to woo her are frustrated by a case of mistaken identity.
Director Mark Sandrich (1934, U) Flying down to Rio, also starring Fred and Ginger, is tomorrow at 8.30pm


Unknown: Fred Astaire
Unknown: Ginger Rogers.
Director: Mark Sandrich
Guy Holden: Fred Astaire
Mimi: Ginger Rogers
Aunt Hortense: Alice Brady
Egbert: Edward Everett Horton
Rodolfo Tonetti: Erik Rhodes

: Darcey Bussell's Grand Finale

m New. The ballerina presents a triple bill of works from her farewell performances. See panel. Darcey Bussell 's Ten Best Ballet Moments is tomorrow at 9.55pm


Unknown: Darcey Bussell

: Comics Britannia

1/3. Armando lannucci presents a history of British comics.


Unknown: Armando Lannucci

: Stuffed

the Great British Christmas

: As 1.55am

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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