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: Kings in Waiting

The second of three films, chronicling the stories of princes of Wales who went on to be crowned king, looks at the extravagant 19th-century Prince Regent who became George IV.

: BBC Four News and Weather

With George Alagiah.


Unknown: George Alagiah.

: The Talk Show: Obesity

Professor Stephen O'Rahilly discusses his theory on the cause of obesity.


Unknown: Professor Stephen O'Rahilly

: Blimey!

The rise of northern culture in the 1960s destroyed the ubiquity of received pronunciation in the media, but the rise of punk rock in the 1970s was accompanied by a dramatic new shift to an "estuary" dialect rooted in London's East End. By the 1980s the clipped tones of mockney could be heard from Glasgow to Penzance. Even the Queen it seemed was not beyond influence.

: The Manns

The second of a three-part documentary series profiling the influential family of writers whose novels became milestones in 20th-century German literature. With the rise of the Nazis, the Manns became exiles in Switzerland and France, with Erika reopening her cabaret production in Zurich and Klaus publishing the exile journal Sammlung.

: Cover Stories

A profile of the reclusive author, Patrick O'Brian, whose acclaimed novels evoked life in the British navy at the time of Napoleon.


Unknown: Patrick O'Brian

: As 9pm.

: As 8.30pm.

: As 7pm.

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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