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: Choose Choice

Clive Anderson looks at the new BBC digital TV service.


Presenter: Clive Anderson

: Perfect Summer

Highlights of the BBC's summer season.

: Backstage

The gateway to the BBC. Kaye Adams takes a live look behind the scenes of BBC television, with sneak previews behind the cameras and celebrity reports.


Presenter: Kaye Adams

: 110 Per Cent

Daily sport with Matt Smith and Mary Rhodes.


Presenter: Matt Smith
Presenter: Mary Rhodes

: Real Lives

The faces and passions of real British people. Today, five people making their Proms debut this summer.

: Explorer

Another chance to see a major BBC documentary. Tonight, Michael Wood talks about his passion for early British history, illustrated by In Search of.... William the Conqueror, first broadcast in the 1980s.


Presenter: Michael Wood

: Summer of Sport 98

A summer of sporting excellence, from the World Cup to the Commonwealth Games.

: Separate programmes for England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland

A mix of music, sport updates, comedy, live debate and local events.

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.

BBC Guidance

This historical record contains material which some might find offensive
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