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: Bombay Railway

2/2. The aspirations of workers at the train company.

: My New Best Friend

Having heard stories of bullying, the children aim to stick together.

: The Making of the Iron Lady

New. The Thatcher Years strand continues with Michael Cockerell 's look at Margaret Thatcher 's rise from her early days as an MP to Britain's first female PM - and her transformation into the Iron Lady. See panel.


Unknown: Michael Cockerell
Unknown: Margaret Thatcher

: Favourite Things: MargaretThatcher

In 1987, Russell Harty met the long-serving prime minister to discuss her life and interests.


Unknown: Russell Harty

: The Alan Clark Diaries

1/6. John Hurt stars in this drama series charting the politician's life from 1983 to his death in 1999.
11.00 2/6. The Department of Employment's charms fade for Clark, and he turns his attentions to gaining the favour of Margaret Thatcher.


Unknown: John Hurt
Unknown: Margaret Thatcher.

: Tory! Tory! Tory!

2/3. The development of the Thatcherite think-tank, the Centre for Policy Studies. The Thatcher Years strand continues tomorrow with Portillo on Thatcher: the Lady's Not for Spurning at 9pm

: As 8pm

: As 11.30pm

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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