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: Moments of Genius

Discoveries from a Muddy Field
The history of radio astronomy and the Lovell telescope.

: A History of British Art

The third instalment of a six-part series tracing British art from 1066 to the modem day.
My Wife, My Horse and Myself Today, Andrew Graham-Dixon explores art that depicts the world of the British aristocrat of the 18th century.


Unknown: Andrew Graham-Dixon

: BBC4 News

Presented by George Alagiah.


Presented By: George Alagiah.

: Studs Terkel - Profile

Mike Dibb profiles the Chicagoan actor, broadcaster and Pulitzer Prize-winning oral historian.


Unknown: Mike Dibb

: Storyville: Down from the Mountain

A documentary, directed by DA Pennebaker, Nick Doob and Chris Hegedus, and facilitated by film-makers the Coen brothers, of a reunion of some of the greatest names in bluegrass music at the Ryman theatre in Nashville. The stars featured include Emmylou Harris, Alison Krauss. John Hartford and Ralph Stanley.


Unknown: Nick Doob
Unknown: Chris Hegedus
Unknown: Emmylou Harris
Unknown: Alison Krauss.
Unknown: Ralph Stanley.

: Township Opera

This programme features emerging talent in South Africa. The setting is a groundbreaking music festival in Stellenbosch, and includes young performers, coming mainly from the townships, in operas and musical theatre.

: Studs Terkel - Profile

As 8.30pm.

: A History of British Art

As 7.10pm.

: John McGrath: the First Z-Cars

The first-ever episode of the police drama, directed by the late John McGrath.


Unknown: John McGrath.

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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