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: Moments of Genius

Things That Go Munch in the Night. A look into the eating disorder - night-eating syndrome.

: Horizon

Volcano Hell. This edition looks at the work of two scientists who used different methods to establish what causes volcanic eruptions.

: BBC4 News

Presented by George Alagiah.


Presented By: George Alagiah.

: The Talk Show Special

From the ICA in London, Nobel Prize-winning author Wole Soyinka explores spaces of freedom in the post-11 September world, with Ronan Bennett.


Unknown: Wole Soyinka
Unknown: Ronan Bennett.

: John McGrath: The Long Roads

The first of three programmes paying tribute to writer John McGrath, who died earlier this year, is a poignant love story written by McGrath about an elderly Highlander and his wife. Starring Robert Urquhart and Edith MacArthur.


Unknown: John McGrath
Unknown: Robert Urquhart
Unknown: Edith MacArthur.

: John McGrath: a Good Night Out

A tribute to the influential and prolific writer, director and producer of stage and screen. With contributions from Bill Paterson, John Byrne, Richard Eyre and McGrath's wife Elizabeth McLennan.


Unknown: Bill Paterson
Unknown: John Byrne
Unknown: Richard Eyre
Unknown: Elizabeth McLennan

: John McGrath: the First Z-Cars

Directed by McGrath, the first-ever episode, first shown in 1962, of the groundbreaking police drama series.

: Hamlet: Playing the Dane

Stars of theatre, television and film, including Steven Berkoff and Richard Briers, describe the challenge of playing the Danish prince.


Unknown: Steven Berkoff
Unknown: Richard Briers

: The Talk Show Special

As 8.30pm.

: Horizon

Volcano Hell. As 7.10pm.

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.

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