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: Ken Bruce

: Jeremy Vine

: Dale Winton

: Simon Mayo

: The Movie That Changed My Life

2/6. Six well-known people review their favourite movies, with input by film experts. The series continues with comedian and film buff Lenny Henry, who reveals his passion for A Matter of Life and Death - Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger's 1946 romantic fantasy masterwork starring David Niven and Kim Hunter. Featuring input by film academic Ian Christie and film editor (and Powell's widow) Thelma Schoonmaker, who has edited nearly all of the films of Martin Scorsese, who also contributes to this programme.


Unknown: Lenny Henry
Unknown: Michael Powell
Unknown: David Niven
Unknown: Kim Hunter.
Unknown: Ian Christie
Unknown: Thelma Schoonmaker
Unknown: Martin Scorsese

: Friday Night Is Music Night

Stephen Bell conducts the BBC Concert Orchestra with vocalists Michael McCarthy and Claire Moore , and pianist Harry, from London's Mermaid Theatre.


Unknown: Stephen Bell
Unknown: Michael McCarthy
Unknown: Claire Moore

: Adolf Hitler: My Part in His Downfall

6/6. Spike Milligan's comic war memoirs, read by Paul Merton. Postponed from last week


Unknown: Spike Milligan
Read By: Paul Merton.

: Listen to the Band

Frank Renton presents brass music for dancing, featuring jazz trombonist Mark Nightingale.


Unknown: Frank Renton
Unknown: Mark Nightingale.

: Claudia Winkleman

Guest James Palumbo talks about the club scene.


Talks: Guest James Palumbo

: Mark Lamarr

Today's guest is reggae star Pat Kelly.


Unknown: Pat Kelly.

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.

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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