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: Spy Stories

This Time Shift documentary looks at the evolution of British espionage in the 20th century, considering its long relationship with spy fiction during the same period and examining their parallel development. With contributions from David Shayler , Charlie Higson and John Le Carre.
Narrated by Bill Nighy.


Unknown: David Shayler
Unknown: Charlie Higson
Unknown: John Le Carre.
Unknown: Bill Nighy.

: Sleepers

1/2. Comedy thriller from 1991, starring Nigel Havers and Warren Clarke as undercover KGB agents who were sent to the UK by the Russians in and virtually forgotten for 25 years - by which time they have become more British than their hosts. Concludes next week. See page 56.


Unknown: Nigel Havers
Unknown: Warren Clarke

: Return to Lonesome Dove

1/4. Epic drama based on the westerns of Larry McMurtry. After burying his former partners, Captain Call embarks on a long and dangerous journey, driving a herd of wild mustangs 2,500 miles north. Starring Jon Voight , Louis Gossett Jr , Barbara Hershey , Rick Schroder , Oliver Reed and Reese Witherspoon.
11.00 2/4. Gideon Walker and his group are plunged into turmoil as Agostina kills two US cavalrymen.


Unknown: Larry McMurtry.
Unknown: Jon Voight
Unknown: Louis Gossett Jr
Unknown: Barbara Hershey
Unknown: Rick Schroder
Unknown: Oliver Reed
Unknown: Reese Witherspoon.
Unknown: Gideon Walker

: Spy Stories

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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