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: The Secret Life of theMotorway

3/3. Exploring public opinion regarding the introduction of motorways in the 1960s.

: Sunday Schools: Reading,Writing and Redemption

The history of faith-based education, which was a major cultural influence well into the 20th century.

: III Met by Moonlight

Second World War drama starring Dirk Bogarde. Crete , 1944: in an attempt to demoralise the occupying German army, two British officers, with the help of local patriots, hatch a plan to kidnap a leading German officer and take him to Cairo. Review page 45.
Directors Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger (1956, U)


Unknown: Dirk Bogarde.
Directors: Michael Powell
Directors: Emeric Pressburger
Major Paddy Leigh Fermor: Dirk Boqarde
General Karl Kreipe: Marius Goring
Captain Billy Stanley Moss: David Oxley
Sandy: Cyril Cusack
Manoli: Laurence Payne

: War Stories

An exploration of the movie world's Second World War depiction. From forgotten gems such as Frieda to classics including Ice Cold in Alex, the programme looks at how war films have changed over time. See choice, p59. The War Stories strand concludes tomorrow with the film Overlord at 10pm

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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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