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: Moments of Genius

How the bouncing bomb came to be.

: War Museum of the North: Manchester's Renaissance

In the week that the Imperial War Museum North opens on the banks of the Manchester Ship Canal, Dan Cruickshank examines the rebirth of challenging architecture in the city.


Unknown: Dan Cruickshank

: BBC4 News and Weather

With George Alagiah.


Unknown: George Alagiah.

: Yasser Arafat - Profile

The leader of the Palestine Liberation Organisation is no stranger to conflict, but in the current "intifada" Yasser Arafat finds himself under siege not just from the Israelis but also from his own people. Suzanne Goldenberg asks whether he can lead the Palestinians to statehood, or whether he should stand down.


Subject: Yasser Arafat
Presenter: Suzanne Goldenberg

: Capitalism with Melvyn Bragg

Melvyn Bragg and guests explore the evolution of capitalism during the 20th century and look at the work of Keynes, Friedman, Hayek and Fukuyama.


Unknown: Melvyn Bragg

: A History of Britain by Simon Schama

The British Empire was driven by liberalism and free-market economics, but Ireland's potato famine and mutiny in India revealed its pitfalls.

: Trouble at the Top

BBC staff reflect on the much-derided soap opera Eldorado.

: As 7.10pm.

: Love on the Run

The fifth and final film in Truffaut's series following his alter ego, Antoine Doinel (Jean-Pierre Leaud).
In French with English subtitles.


Unknown: Antoine Doinel
Unknown: Jean-Pierre Leaud

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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