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: Northanger Abbey

Dramatisation of Jane Austen 's story, first shown in 1986. A young woman learns that marriage is not determined by true love in the society of her day. Starring Katharine Schlesinger , Peter Firth and Robert Hardy.


Unknown: Jane Austen
Unknown: Katharine Schlesinger
Unknown: Peter Firth
Unknown: Robert Hardy.

: The Hard Sell

1/6. How advertisers have used sexuality to sell their products on British TV over the last 50 years.

: The Secret World of HauteCouture

Margy Kinmonth explores how to succeed in the fashion industry, visiting Paris, New York and LA to find out what it takes to become a part of the exclusive world. See panel. cadi


Unknown: Margy Kinmonth

: Sweet Smell of Success

Drama starring Burt Lancaster. New York gossip columnist JJ Hunsecker decides to break up his sister's romance, by forcing a press agent to help him. Review page 54.
Director Alexander Mackendrick (1957, PG)


Unknown: Jj Hunsecker
Director: Alexander MacKendrick

: Emmylou Harris's TenCommandments of Country

A performance from Los Angeles in which the singer reveals what makes the perfect country song.

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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.

BBC Guidance

This historical record contains material which some might find offensive
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