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: Cityscapes

Examining how Tokyo become a highly advanced and distinctive city.

: Saddam Hussein - Profile

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


Unknown: George W Bush
Unknown: John Simpson

: BBC4 News and Weather

With George Alagiah.


Unknown: George Alagiah.

: The Talk Show with Andrew Marr

Discussion of culture, politics, business and science.

: Bankrupt

For 40 years, Ray Gosling enjoyed success as a TV and radio presenter. However, towards the end of the 1990s, work began to dry up. Then, when his partner died, his world fell apart and he was recently made bankrupt. This film follows Gosling from the time an eviction notice was served, and charts his struggle to keep a roof over his head.


Unknown: Ray Gosling

: Ray Gosling Reports

The first of a nightly series of films from the veteran broadcaster.
Socially Unacceptable - Gay. An examination of changing attitudes to homosexuality.

: Le Feu Follet

The Jeanne Moreau series of films continues with this drama from Louis Malle. A suicidal writer tries to find a reason to live. With Maurice Ronet and Lena Skerla. In French with English subtitles.


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

: Four Minutes

Profile of photojournalist Tom Stoddart.


Unknown: Tom Stoddart.

: Talk Show with Andrew Marr

As 8.30pm.

: Profile: Saddam Hussein

As 7.20pm.

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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