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: Chill on Choice

Including the Australian drama series Breakers, music and entertainment.

: Backstage

Kaye Adams goes backstage at the BBC.


Unknown: Kaye Adams

: 110 Per Cent

Sports magazine.

: Real Lives

Another glimpse into people's lives and passions.

: Explorer

Modem Times A week of updates on five Modem Times documentaries kicks off with Mad about the Boy, a 1995 film about a middle-aged London woman who marries a Gambian beach boy.

: The Take

Armageddon Week
Continuing a week of programmes looking at aspects of war and destruction, presented by comedian and writer Mark Steel. Tonight, an interview with the owner of a nuclear bunker in Essex, farmer Michael Parrish; a classic wartime, American propaganda film about the dangers of rumour-mongering; and part three of the thriller Edge of Darkness.


Unknown: Mark Steel.
Unknown: Michael Parrish

: 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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