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: Ancient Secrets

Series on archaeologists' pet projects.

: Blood of the Vikings

The Last of the Vikings. An examination of new information regarding the genetic contribution left behind by the Vikings.

: BBC4 News and Weather

With George Alagiah.


Unknown: George Alagiah.

: Readers' and Writers' Roadshow

Alongside authors Victoria Glendinning, Robert Lacey and Nigel Nicolson, Kate Mosse hosts a debate from the Cheltenham Festival of Literature.


Unknown: Victoria Glendinning
Unknown: Robert Lacey
Unknown: Nigel Nicolson
Unknown: Kate Mosse

: Profile: Saddam Hussein

As George W Bush targets Iraq as the leading member of the "axis of evil" John Simpson profiles the country's dictator.


Unknown: John Simpson

: Timewatch: The Mystery of the Iron Bridge

Investigating the mystery of how the Iron Bridge, which, in 1779, was the first structure made entirely of metal, was raised so high over the River Severn.

: Black Messiah

At a time when church attendance as a whole is falling in Britain, African and African-Caribbean congregations are growing. This film asks if the future of Christianity lies with the "black churches".

: The DVD Collection

With Stuart Maconie.


Unknown: Stuart Maconie.

: Lift to the Scaffold

Louis Malle's film noir starring Maurice Ronet and Jeanne Moreau. In French with English subtitles.


Unknown: Louis Malle
Unknown: Maurice Ronet
Unknown: Jeanne Moreau.

: Profile: Saddam Hussein

As 9pm.

: Readers' and Writers' Roadshow

As 8.30pm.

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

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