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: Crude Britannia: the Story of North Sea Oil

3/3. Examining the impact of the Gulf War, the growing influence of the environmental movement and the developments in underwater technology. Shown last Thursday

: Iran and Britain

Journalist Christopher de Bellaigue explores the history of the relationship between Britain and Iran, including
Britain's role in the overthrow of several of the country's governments.


Unknown: Christopher de Bellaigue

: Iran and the West

1/3. To mark the 30th anniversary of the Iranian Revolution, Norma Percy charts the story of how the Shah was overthrown and examines why Iran's relations with the West have soured in the intervening years. An all-star cast of contributors includes former US president Jimmy Carter , Iran's ex-president Mohammad Khatami and Iran's Queen Farah.
10.00 2/3. An examination of how the new Islamic republic began to export its revolution. Two top Revolutionary Guard commanders describe how they persuaded the nation's leader, Ayatollah Khomeini , to let them launch Hezbollah in Lebanon. Plus ex-president Mohammad Khatami describes how he set out to improve relations with the West and relieve Iran of its pariah status.
11.00 3/3. Contributors including Jack Straw and Margaret Beckett explore the details of the West's ongoing confrontation with Iran over its nuclear programme.


Unknown: Norma Percy
Unknown: Jimmy Carter
Unknown: Mohammad Khatami
Leader: Ayatollah Khomeini
Unknown: Mohammad Khatami
Unknown: Jack Straw
Unknown: Margaret Beckett

: Wallander Before the Frost

Swedish version of the Henning Mankel detective stories, starring Krister
Henriksson and Johanna Sallstrom. In Swedish with English subtitles. Another episode is tomorrow at 11.45pm

: Crude Britannia

the Story of North Sea Oil

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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.

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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.

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