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: Timewatch: The Last Surrender

The experiences of a Japanese officer who continued to fight the Second World War until his emergence from the Philippine jungle in 1974.

: Reputations: John Betjeman: the Last Laugh

Director Edward Mirzoeff's revelatory documentary tells the story of poet John Betjeman's contradictory public and private lives.


Director: Edward Mirzoeff
Subject: John Betjeman

: Four Minutes

A brief exploration of the work and ideas of innovative American architect Buckminster Fuller, inventor of the geodesic dome.


Subject: Buckminster Fuller

: Blimey!

A series looking at the evolution of the English language. With contributions from Will Self and George Melly.


Speaker: Will Self
Speaker: George Melly

: Port Authority

Conor McPherson's play in which three generations of Dublin men explore the possibilities that life has offered them. Kevin, Dermot and Joe tell their life stories, each centred around a romance.


Writer: Conor McPherson

: Storyville: First Contact

An award-winning documentary telling the story of three Australian prospectors, whose search for gold in the 1930s led them to the previously unexplored highlands of Papua New Guinea.

: The Blue Planet: Tidal Seas

David Attenborough looks at how the tides create opportunities for marine life. Giant stingrays glide on currents for a rest, and dolphins participate in a deadly game of catch.


Presenter: David Attenborough

: Timewatch: The Last Surrender

The experiences of a Japanese officer who continued to fight the Second World War until 1974. 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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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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