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: Alma Cogan - Fabulous

The life of the singer who had a string of hits in the 1950s and 60s, before dying of cancer at the age of just 34.
With contributions from Bruce Forsyth and Maureen Lipman.


Unknown: Bruce Forsyth
Unknown: Maureen Lipman.

: The Book Quiz

New. 7/10. Jake Arnott and Wendy Holden take on Joan Bakewell and Charlie Higson to determine who knows the most about literature.


Unknown: Jake Arnott
Unknown: Wendy Holden
Unknown: Joan Bakewell
Unknown: Charlie Higson

: In Search of Wabi Sabi

New. Novelist Marcel Theroux samples three very different lifestyles in Japan to learn about wabi sabi, the art of finding beauty in imperfection and profundity in nature. Part of the Hidden Japan strand. See page 66. LONELY PLANET MAGAZINE: a feature on Hokkaido, Japan, is in the March issue. £3.50


Unknown: Marcel Theroux

: Ping Pong

Sports comedy drama. Two friends play table tennis at the Tsujido academy, but while Peco glories in victory, Smile keeps his emotions hidden. However, the pair finally have their moments of truth at a major tournament. In Japanese with subtitles. Review page 37.
Director SoriSori (2002,12)

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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.

BBC Guidance

This historical record contains material which some might find offensive
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