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: Secret Agent

How SOE agents helped ensure the success of D-Day. Signed. Also at 11am, 2pm.

: Seeing Salvation

How have artists represented Christ's death, resurrection and promises of salvation? Signed. Also at 11.50am, 2.50pm.

: Conquistadors

Michael Wood traces the first European crossing of North America. Signed. Also at 12.40pm, 3.40pm.


Presenter: Michael Wood

: What If

What could have happened if the Spanish Armada had won? Signed. Also at 1.30pm, 4.30pm.

: In the Footsteps of Bruce Chatwin

A journey to discover where writer Bruce Chatwin's fiction meets the truth.


Subject: Bruce Chatwin

: Kings in Waiting

A look at the man who became King George IV, a bigamist and womaniser who ran up huge debts.

: Jazz

Featuring Benny Goodman, Tommy Dorsey and Glenn Miller, plus the showdown between Goodman and Chick Webb.


Musician: Benny Goodman
Musician: Tommy Dorsey
Musician: Glenn Miller
Subject: Chick Webb

: The Blue Planet

The survival techniques of creatures that endure the harsh conditions of the Arctic and Antarctic.

: Arena

An examination of the life and work of Akira Kurosawa, director of such films as Seven Samurai and Ikiru. Hidden gem: p.16


Subject: Akira Kurosawa

: Ikiru ★★★★★

Haunting drama about a Japanese civil servant who, discovering he is terminally ill, resolves to leave his community a small but precious legacy. In
Japanese with English subtitles.
Film review: p52

: As 7pm.

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.

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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