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Dr. Benes and H.G. Wells on 'The Future of Europe'

Speeches broadcast from Foyle's Literary Luncheon at Grosvenor House, London
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The World Goes By

F.H. Grisewood brings to the microphone people in the news; people talking about the news, and interesting visitors to Britain
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A sequel to ' London Calls the World'
The story of how the BBC keeps constant watch upon the propaganda and news broadcast by enemy and neutral countries
. Written and produced by Robert Kemp
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Tonight's Talk

Sir Walter Monckton, K.C.V.O., Director-General of the Ministry of Information.
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The Battle of Britain

A radio dramatisation of the achievements of the R.A.F. Fighter Command during the great days from August 8 to October 31, 1940.

The programme written by the author of the Air Ministry account, 'The Battle of Britain', and Cecil McGivern, with the co-operation of the Air Ministry.
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answering ' Any Questions ? ' Dr. Julian Huxley , Dr. C. E. M. Joad , and Commander Campbell. Guests : Sir Kenneth Clark and an eminent physician. Question Master, Donald McCullough. Producer, Howard Thomas. (Specially recorded)
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State Organised Medicine

Discussion between 'The Radio Doctor', a G.P. from the Midlands, and the well-known surgeon, Mr. Aleck Bourne
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BBC Close-Up: No. 6: Calling Germany

Weekly programme in which you are shown the working of war-time broadcasting.
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Russia At War - I Was There

The Archbishop of York, the Most Rev. C.F. Garbett; Mary Lane, an English girl educated in Russia; Flight-Lieutenant Hubert Griffith, with the R.A.F. Wing in Murmansk; Reginald Watson-Jones, with the British Medical Mission recently in Moscow, describe what they have seen of Russia at war.
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'Facts and Thoughts'; talk by Patrick Gordon Walker, who recently visited Belsen Concentration Camp, with recordings made by the liberated prisoners.
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Empire Day Pageant at the Royal Albert Hall

Her Royal Highness Princess Elizabeth broadcasts a message to the youth of the Empire.

Music by the massed bands of the Brigade of Guards, directed by Captain G.H. Willcocks, M.B.E., members of the Goldsmiths' Choral Union and the Goldsmiths' Symphony Orchestra: conductor, Frederick Haggis, organist, Arnold Grier.

The pageant is organised by the Empire Day Movement and the Sunday Empire News, and is arranged and directed by Colonel E.C. Heath, C.V.O., D.S.O., and Hugh Miller.

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.

About this project

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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