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: Abroad Again in Britain

Salisbury Cathedral.
Jonathan Meades returns to his home town in Wiltshire to visit one of the country's finest medieval churches.


Unknown: Jonathan Meades

: The Book Quiz

New. 5/7. Wendy Holden and Giles Coren compete against
Baroness Margaret Jay and David Nicholls. Kirsty Wark asks the questions.


Unknown: Wendy Holden
Unknown: Giles Coren
Unknown: Baroness Margaret Jay
Unknown: David Nicholls.
Unknown: Kirsty Wark

: How to Build a Cathedral

New. Historian Jon Cannon explores how and why cathedrals were constructed. Showing in the Medieval season. See page 70. Stairways to Heaven: page 24


Unknown: Jon Cannon

: The Hunchback of Notre Dame

Classic Gothic drama starring Charles Laughton and Maureen O'Hara.
In Paris during the Middle Ages, lonely hunchbacked bell-ringer Quasimodo falls in love with Esmeralda, a beautiful gypsy girl. However, Esmeralda is soon on trial for her life. Review page 44. Director William S Dieterle (1939, PG)
(BW) Moment of the Week: page 35


Unknown: Charles Laughton
Unknown: Maureen O'Hara.
Director: William S Dieterle

: Britain's Best Buildings

Dan Cruickshank explores Durham
Cathedral's architecture.


Unknown: Dan Cruickshank

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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.

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

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