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: Choose Choice

Clive Anderson looks at the new BBC digital TV service.


Unknown: Clive Anderson

: Backstage

Kaye Adams behind the scenes of BBC television, with sneak previews and celebrity reports.


Unknown: Kaye Adams

: 110 Per Cent

The daily sports magazine programme, today presented by Matt Smith.


Presented By: Matt Smith.

: Tomorrow's World Trusted Guide to Digital

Peter Snow with a light-hearted tour of digital television.

: Explorer

In today's Weird Weather special, Julian Pettifer presents two editions of QED.
Acts of God looks at freak weather conditions caught on film, and Sunshine with Scattered Showers meets a man who predicts weather.


Unknown: Julian Pettifer

: First Take

Monty Python's Terry Jones looks back at landmark moments in broadcasting history. Featuring an interview with Dallas Bower, the producer of television's first official broadcast in 1936.


Unknown: Terry Jones
Unknown: Dallas Bower

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

a mix of documentaries, music, sport updates, comedy and live debate.

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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