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: The Man in the Mansion:California Governors

The US President strand continues with PJ O'Rourke exploring the role of governor of the Sunshine State.


Unknown: Pj O'Rourke

: Only Connect

Victoria Coren presents a quiz show of patience and lateral thinking.
See panel.

E.M. Forster's advice provides the title to a highbrow panel game with Victoria Coren. First, she'll be asking teams of lapsed psychologists and knitting fans to find the connection between, for example, haiku, flying fortess, chlorine and stalag. For the answer, look at the foot of the page*. (GE)

(*Answer: 17 (17 syllables, B-17, 17th element, Stalag 17)


Presenter: Victoria Coren

: President Hollywood

New. Jonathan Freedland explores the parallels between the TV series The West Wing and the current US presidential race. See panel. Andrew Collins on the US presidency/ elections on film: page 35


Unknown: Andrew Collins

: Dinner with Portillo: AmericanElection Special

New. The conflict between America's
Hollywood liberalism and conservative heartland values.

: I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue

Comedy panel game with Humphrey Lyttelton. See choice page 48.


Unknown: Humphrey Lyttelton.

: Sleepers

4/4. Post-glasnost thriller starring Nigel Havers and Warren Clarke.


Unknown: Nigel Havers
Unknown: Warren Clarke.

: More Dawn French's Boys WhoDo Comedy

4/6. With Rob Brydon.


Unknown: Rob Brydon.

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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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