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: Art Deco Icons

4/4. David Heathcote boards the Orient-Express and explores the train's history and its restoration. See choice, page 90. Shown yesterday at 8.30pm


Unknown: David Heathcote

: Michael Wood on Beowulf

The historian traces the birth of English poetry back to the Dark Ages, bringing the story of Anglo-Saxon poem Beowulf to life with the help of poet
Seamus Heaney and actor Julian Glover.


Unknown: Seamus Heaney
Unknown: Julian Glover.

: A History of Christianity

New. 2/6. Diarmaid MacCulloch charts the rise of the Roman
Catholic Church, exploring how a small Jewish sect in first-century Palestine became the established religion of western Europe. See panel.
Showing on BBC HD at 10pm


Unknown: Diarmaid MacCulloch

: Margaret

Engrossing political drama about former prime minister Margaret Thatcher. charting her astonishing fall from power at the end of 1990 following a lethal resignation speech by the chancellor Geoffrey Howe.
First shown on BBC2


Unknown: Margaret Thatcher.
Unknown: Geoffrey Howe.
Margaret Thatcher: Lindsay Duncan
Denis Thatcher: Ian McDiarmid
Charles Powell: James Fox
Geoffrey Howe: John Sessions
Bernard Ingham: Philip Jackson
Michael Heseltine: Oliver Cotton
Willie Whitelaw: Robert Hardy
Ted Heath: Nigel Le Vaillant
Nigel Lawson: Martin Chambertain

: The Thick of It

3/8. Nicola struggles to finish her speech for the party conference. See choice, p46. Shown on Saturday on BBC2
For cast see page 48

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.

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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.

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