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: Cycling

World Championships live from the Netherlands.

: Summer of Sport 98

John Inverdale looks back at the World Cup, Test cricket. Open golf, Wimbledon, the European Athletics Championships, and the Commonwealth Games.

: A Perfect Summer

Reviewing some of the summer's TV highlights.

: Choose Choice

Clive Anderson's guide to BBC Choice.


Unknown: Clive Anderson

: Poems on the Box

A look at National Poetry Day.

: Backstage

Kaye Adams behind the scenes of BBC television.

: 110 Per Cent

Sports magazine.

: Real Lives

A profile of athlete Roger Black during the final year of his competitive career.


Unknown: Roger Black

: Explorer: Cold War

The Soviet Retreat. A 1996 Newsnight report charts the history of the Berlin Wall.

: First Take

Monty Python's Terry Jones looks back at landmark moments in broadcasting history.


Unknown: Terry Jones

: 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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