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: Windrush

A look at the 1959 Notting Hill riots and the first racial killing. Signed. Also at 11am, 2pm.

: The Mayfair Set

How Jim Slater first realised the power of the shareholder. Signed. Also at 12 noon, 3pm.


Subject: Jim Slater

: Great Railway Journeys

Nick Hancock crosses Cuba, where he meets boxers, ballet dancers, faded divas and failed revolutionaries. Signed. Also at 1pm, 4pm.


Presenter: Nick Hancock

: Brief Encounters: Henri Cartier-Bresson

Also at 1.50pm, 4.50pm.


Subject: Henri Cartier-Bresson

: In the Footsteps of Bruce Chatwin

The second of two programmes marking the anniversary of the renowned travel writer's death.


Subject: Bruce Chatwin

: Kings in Waiting

A look at attempts to explain Edward VII's scandalous behaviour.

: Jazz

How Dizzy Gillespie and Charlie Parker introduced a new style of playing as the world headed towards war.


Subject: Dizzy Gillespie
Subject: Charlie Parker

: The Blue Planet

David Attenborough explores the richest waters on earth, where the annual cycle of the sun drives an explosion of life.


Presenter: David Attenborough

: Arena

Part two of the profile of Japanese film-maker Akira Kurosawa traces his rise to international acclaim.


Subject: Akira Kurosawa

: Seven Samurai

Classic action drama in which the cowardly inhabitants of a medieval Japanese village employ seven warriors to protect them from bandits, In Japanese with English subtitles. Film review: p59

: As 7pm.

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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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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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