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: The Life and Adventuresof Nicholas Nickleby

6/9. Award-winning production of the classic Dickens tale.

: Britons Can't Dance

A celebration of the more unsuccessful terpsichorean efforts of the nation's population.

: Flying down to Rio

Musical featuring Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. Fred and Ginger enjoy fun and romance in South America.
Director Thornton Freeland (1933. U) Top Hat also starring Fred and Ginger is tomorrow at 7.25pm


Unknown: Fred Astaire
Director: Thornton Freeland

: Darcey Bussell's Ten Best BalletMoments

New. The former Royal Ballet star presents seminal works from the dance repertoire, including excerpts from the The Nutcracker, Sleeping Beauty, Giselle and The Mayerling.
See page 132.

: The Red Shoes

Ballet drama starring Anton Walbrook. Ballet impresario Boris Lermontov enlists promising dancer Victoria Page and young composer Julian Craster in his company. But they fall in love. Review page 68.
Directors Michael Powell and Emeric
Pressburger (1948, U)


Unknown: Anton Walbrook.
Unknown: Boris Lermontov
Unknown: Julian Craster
Directors: Michael Powell

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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.

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