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: Alistair Cooke: Postcardsfrom America

The broadcaster's views on historical events are recalled using archive film footage and excerpts from his Radio 4 series Letter from America.

: The Unseen Alistair Cooke

A profile of the popular radio journalist and historian, featuring recently discovered home-video footage dating back as far as 1933.

: The Day after Peace

The Storyville strand chronicles film-maker Jeremy Gilley's ten-year mission to establish a global day of peace on September 21, capturing his attempts to gain the support of the UN, Unicef and the World Health Organisation. See page 40.

: The Name of the Rose

- Medieval thriller starring
Sean Connery. 1327: William of Baskerville, an unorthodox Franciscan, arrives at a remote Italian abbey, recently the scene of a mysterious death. Baskerville cannot resist seizing the chance to investigate. Review page 31.
Director Jean-Jacques Annaud (1986,18)


Unknown: Sean Connery.
Director: Jean-Jacques Annaud
William of Baskerville: Sean Connery
Bernardo Gui F: Murray Abraham
Adso of Melk: Christian Slater
Severinus: Elya Baskin
Jorge de Burgos: Feodor Chaliapin Jr

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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.

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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