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: Wodehouse Playhouse

Portrait of a Disciplinarian. A couple have tea with their old nanny, and find her personality has not changed. The Age of Glamour season continues.

: Flying down to Rio

Musical featuring Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. Fred and Ginger perform the "Carioca" and enjoy fun and romance on a trip to South America in their first dazzling screen partnership.
Director Thornton Freeland (1933, U)


Unknown: Fred Astaire
Unknown: Ginger Rogers.
Director: Thornton Freeland

: High Fliers - How BritainTook to the Air

An insight into the golden age of air travel in Britain during the 1920s and 30s.
Shown last Wednesday

: Spiral

New 8/8; series two. Samy tries to allay the suspicions of the Larbi brothers as the operation reaches its conclusion. In French with English subtitles. See panel.
Repeated on Friday at 11.50pm


Pierre Clement: Gregory Fitoussi
Laure Berthaud: Caroline Proust
Frangois Roban: Philippe Duclos
Josephine Karlsson: Audrey Fleurot
Fromentin: Fred Bianconi

: It's Only a Theory

4/8. Geoffrey Beattie and Marcus Chown submit their theories to Reginald D Hunter , Andy Hamilton and Clare Balding.
First shown last Tuesday


Unknown: Geoffrey Beattie
Unknown: Marcus Chown
Unknown: Reginald D Hunter
Unknown: Andy Hamilton

: The Cotton Club

Vivid evocation of Prohibition
America, set around Harlem's dazzling nightclub scene. In 1928, jazz musician
Dixie Dwyer (Richard Gere) saves the life of Dutch Schultz and suddenly becomes part of the mobster's world of bootleg liquor. racketeering and escalating violence.
Director Francis Coppola (1984, 15)

: Inside Antiques

double bill

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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