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: Backstage

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


Unknown: Kaye Adams

: 100 Per Cent

Daily sports magazine, with the latest news, results, features and guests.

: Real Lives

Documentary series uncovering the many faces and passions of real British people.

: Explorer: Cold War

To mark the start of Cold War on BBC2, veteran broadcaster and former BBC foreign correspondent Charles Wheeler hosts a week of programmes about the Cold War.
How It All Began. A look back at the very start of the hostilities, including a report from People's Century on the meeting of Soviet and US troops at the River Elbe in April 1945. Plus an account of the Battle of Berlin from a 1985 edition of Timewatch.


Unknown: Charles Wheeler

: First Take

BBC classics from the archives, including Only Fools and Horses and Dear John.

: 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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