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: Terry Jones's Medieval Lives

A look at peasant life.

: Savile Row

3/3. The tailors face possibly their greatest challenge - recruiting young apprentices to win over a new generation of rich clients.

: Margaret Thatcher - the Long Walk to Finchley

New. The Thatcher Years strand continues with this diverting docudrama charting the former PM's battle to become a Tory MP in the 1950s. Andrea Riseborough and Geoffrey Palmer star. See p114.
The forging of the Iron Lady: page 27
The Inside Story: page


[Actor]: Andrea Riseborough
[Actor]: Geoffrey Palmer

: Dinner with Portillo

New. Michael Portillo discusses the early years of Margaret Thatcher 's political career with guests Baroness Shirley Williams , Lord Rees-Mogg and Lionel Shriver. See panel.


Unknown: Margaret Thatcher
Unknown: Baroness Shirley Williams
Unknown: Lionel Shriver.

: The Making of the Iron Lady

Margaret Thatcher 's rise from naive Commons girl to Britain's first female PM. See choice, page 79.


Unknown: Margaret Thatcher

: Decision 79

Archive footage brings to life the 1979 election that saw the Conservatives under Margaret Thatcher defeat James Callaghan's government.

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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