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: Racing

Live coverage from Ascot on Charity Day. Presented by Clare Balding and Willie Carson.


Presented By: Clare Balding
Unknown: Willie Carson.

: Summer of Sport 98

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


Unknown: John Inverdale

: Backstage

Kaye Adams behind the scenes of BBC television.

: 110 Per Cent

Sports magazine.

: Watchdog Extra

Linking up with the Watchdog studio, for more reports from the consumer-rights team.

: Explorer: Cold War

Collapse. In the last in the series, Charles Wheeler presents an edition of People's Century documenting the end of the Cold War, and Tales from Prague, which looks back at what life in the Czech capital used to be like.
9.00 First Take EastEnders actress Wendy Richard looks back at the soap's first-ever episode.


Unknown: Charles Wheeler
Unknown: Wendy Richard

: Separate programmes forEngland, 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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