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: Chelsea Pensioners: Once aSoldier

Wally Hilling , 90 years old and a former Japanese PoW, and Bill Brierley , aged 76, trade family, friends and homes to become uniform-wearing
Chelsea Pensioners.


Unknown: Wally Hilling
Unknown: Bill Brierley

: Days That Shook the World

A minute-by-minute account of the events leading up to the detonation of the atomic bomb above Hiroshima in August 1945, destroying the city and killing an estimated 100,000 people.

: Storyvllle: The Trials of Oppenheimer

New. Profile of Robert Oppenheimer, the controversial physicist and the father of the atomic bomb, mixing interviews with scholars and former colleagues with dramatic reconstructions. See panel.

: Getting On

New. 2/3. A problem patient causes drama on the ward with her aggressive behaviour. Pippa is busy preparing her research paper and a case of MRSA threatens to kill. Starring Jo Brand and Vicki Pepperdine. See panel. Simulcast in HD on the BBC HD channel


Unknown: Jo Brand
Unknown: Vicki Pepperdine.

: The Mother

Wry romantic drama starring Anne Reid and Daniel Craig. Visiting their grown-up children in London, recently widowed May feels excluded by the frenetic pace of modern city life. In fact, her son's handyman, Darren, has more time for her than her own family members. Review page 43.
Director Roger Michell (2003, 15)

: Storyville

The Trials of Oppenheimer

: Batman

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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