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: Nation on Film

Betty and Cyril Ramsden 's newly discovered amateur film archive challenges the stereotypical image of austerity in 1950s Britain.


Unknown: Cyril Ramsden

: Francesco's Venice

3/4. As BBC4's The Art of Italy season continues, Francesco da Mosto charts the development of the city during the 18th century, when its people were fascinated by two things - art and sex. First shown on BBC2

: The Medici: Makers of Modern Art

New. Andrew Graham-Dixon examines how the shadowy but ambitious Medici family helped fund the Renaissance that transformed Florence through sculpture, painting and architecture.
See page 90. Simulcast on the BBC HD channel


Unknown: Andrew Graham-Dixon

: The Beat That My Heart Skipped

Crime drama starring Romain Duris as a man who is torn between following his father's life as a thug and becoming a musician. In French with English subtitles. Film of the Day: page 42.


[Actor]: Romain Duris
Director: Jacques Audiard

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: As 7.30pm

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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