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: Invasion: Battle for Britain

This edition looks at the threat of carpet bombing and poison gas in the Second World War.

: BBC4 News and Weather

With George Alagiah, Kirsty Lang.


Newsreader: George Alagiah
Newsreader: Kirsty Lang.

: The Talk Show with Maria Misra

The professor of history at Keble College, Oxford, welcomes an eclectic mix of guests including writer Carl Hiassen.


Presenter: Maria Misra
Guest: Carl Hiassen

: Peter Brook's Hamlet

A specially adapted screen version of Peter Brook's acclaimed stage production of Shakespeare's tragedy. Shot at the Theatre de Bouffes du Nord in Paris, the production sees Adrian Lester reprise his role as the eponymous prince. With Scott Handy, Jeffery Kissoon, Natasha Parry, Bruce Myers, Shantala Shivalingappa, Asil Rais and Rohan Siva.


Stage production: Peter Brook
Hamlet: Adrian Lester
Claudius/Ghost: Jeffery Kissoon
Gertrude: Natasha Parry
Polonius/Gravedigger: Bruce Myers
Ophelia: Shantala Shivalingappa
Rosencrantz: Asil Rais
Guildenstern/Laertes: Rohan Siva

: Peter Brook on Hamlet

Richard Eyre interviews Peter Brook about the inspiration behind his Paris production of Shakespeare's play.


Interviewer: Richard Eyre
Interviewee: Peter Brook

: Hamlet: Playing the Dane

Stars of theatre, television and film, including Steven Berkoff, Richard Briers and Christopher Walken, describe the challenge of playing the Danish prince.


Interviewee: Steven Berkoff
Interviewee: Richard Briers
Interviewee: Christopher Walken

: The Talk Show with Maria Misra

Featuring writer Carl Hiaasen. As 8.30pm.


Presenter: Maria Misra
Guest: Carl Hiaasen

: BBC4 Preview

One of three short films.

: Invasion

The battle for Britain. As 7pm.

: Peter Brook on Hamlet

The theatre director in conversation. As 11.15pm.


Speaker: Peter Brook

: Hamlet: Playing the Dane

Stars discuss the challenging role. As 11.45pm.

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.

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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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