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: A Poet's Guide to Britain

Owen Sheers studies Dover Beach by Matthew Arnold , visiting Rugby School to delve into the poet's relationship with his Victorian head teacher father.


Unknown: Matthew Arnold

: Electric Dreams

2/3. The 1980s. Leisure-oriented gadgets begin to arrive as the Sullivan-Barnes family's challenge progresses to the 1980s, but reality once again fails to live up to nostalgia for Adam. See choice, page 80.
Shown Tuesday at 9pm The Inside Story: page 76

: Micro Men

New. Comedy drama telling the story of the race for home computer supremacy during the 1980s. Clive Sinclair and former colleague Chris Curry go head to head in a battle to achieve domination of a growing market, triggering the UK computer revolution. Part of the Electric Revolution season. See panel.
MARTIN FREEMAN PHOTO GALLERY: radiotimes.com/martin-freeman


Unknown: Clive Sinclair
Unknown: Chris Curry
Unknown: Martin Freeman
Chris Curry: Martin Freeman
Clive Sinclair: Alexander Armstrong
Hermann Hauser: Edward Baker-Duly
Steve Furber: Sam Phillips
Roger Wilson: Stefan Butler
Jim Westwood Colin: Michael Carmichael
Nigel Searle: Derek Ridell

: Arena: TS Eliot

A look at the life of one of the 20th century's most important literary figures. As well as uncovering the many sides of the poet, the film examines his body of work and assesses its continuing relevance today.
First shown on BBC2

: As 9pm.

: 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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