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: Inside Antiques

In the first in an evening of Age of Glamour programmes, Lars Tharp discovers why classic advertising posters are now considered highly collectable.


Unknown: Lars Tharp

: The Twenties in Colour: theWonderful World of Albert Kahn

2/4. A photographic record of the Middle East's rebirth in the early 20th century, when the people of present-day Syria, Lebanon and Palestine were already planning self-governance.

: Glamour's Golden Age

DNew series. 1/3. Exploring the decades between the First and Second World Wars, when a cultural revolution in music, fashion and the arts occurred.
Narrated by Hermione Norris. See panel. Repeated on Thursday at 8pm


Unknown: Hermione Norris.

: Legends: Al Bowlly - theVery Thought of You

The story of the South African who became Britain's first crooner, recording more than 1,000 songs in a career lasting 14 years before his death in the Blitz. The Real Cabaret is tomorrow at 9pm

: The Thick of It: The Rise of the Nutters

LI/2. Spin doctor Malcolm Tucker attempts to keep control as the PM's enemies in Government and the Opposition both make bids for power. See panel.
The Thick of It: Spinners and Losers is on Fri at 1225am


Unknown: Malcolm Tucker
Malcolm Tucker: Peter Capaldi
Peter Mannion: Roger Allam
Ollie Reed: Chris Addison
Ben Swain: Justin Edwards
Glenn Cullen: James Smith
Jamie: Paul Higgins

: Thoroughly Modern Millie

FILM. *** Review page 40

: 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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