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: Renaissance

Andrew Graham-Dixon looks at the extraordinary period at the end of the 15th century that culminated in the Sack of Rome.

: BBC4 News and Weather

With George Alagiah.


Unknown: George Alagiah.

: The Talk Show with Andrew Marr

The BBC's political editor discusses the way globalisation is transforming city life with his guests, sociologists Saskia Sassen and Richard Sennett.


Unknown: Saskia Sassen
Unknown: Richard Sennett.

: Profile: Lucian Freud

Andrew Graham-Dixon explores Freud's relationship with Francis Bacon, explains his pictures and examines the artist's view of the human condition.


Unknown: Andrew Graham-Dixon

: The Strange World of Barry Who?

A friend and confidante to the stars, Barry Joule is said to have inherited money, paintings or property from artist Francis Bacon, dancer Rudolf Nureyev and model Toto Koopman. But how did this little-known man become one of the greatest arts networkers of all time? Film-maker Margy Kinmonth tries to pin down the man behind the enigma.


Unknown: Barry Joule
Artist: Francis Bacon
Unknown: Rudolf Nureyev
Unknown: Toto Koopman.
Unknown: Margy Kinmonth

: Haunted House: the Curse of Marco Polo

The curious tale of Marco Polo House in south-west London, whose tenants were nearly all struck by commercial disaster.

: Greedy In Thailand - Storyville

The story of the riches-to-rags story that was the Thai economy in the 1990s.

: As 9.30pm.

: As 8.30pm

: As 10.30pm.

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.

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