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: Chill on Choice

The weekday series featuring a selection of music, drama and entertainment.

: Backstage

Entertainment show.
Kaye Adams once again goes behind the scenes of BBC television.


Unknown: Kaye Adams

: 110 Per Cent

Sports magazine.

: Real Lives

Kitty. The story of an overweight circus performer's struggle to get back on the trapeze.

: Explorer: Jill Morrell's War and Peace

Journalist Jill Morrell, who led the campaign to free John McCarthy when he was held hostage in Beirut in the 1980s, marks the 80th anniversary of the Armistice with a week-long review of conflicts from the First World War to the present day.


Unknown: Jill Morrell.
Unknown: John McCarthy

: The Take: Vanity Fair

Jonathan Miller presents an edition of Timewatch - Voices of Victorian London and, at 9.50, Griff Rhys Jones introduces a film from Bookworm on the life of William Makepeace Thackeray.


Unknown: Jonathan Miller
Introduces: Griff Rhys Jones
Unknown: Makepeace Thackeray.

: 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.

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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