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: Brief Encounters

Profile of Dominican Republic-born Junot Diaz, author of Drown.


Unknown: Junot Diaz

: House Detectives at Large

From Wigmore Abbey in Herefordshire, where the team uncover iust, betrayal and murder.

: BBC4 News and Weather

With George Alagiah.


Unknown: George Alagiah.

: Jean-Marie Messier - Profile

The rise and fall of France's first global media mogul, who took a sleepy water utility, renamed it Vivendi and in five years turned it into an international media conglomerate.

: Tony Bonn - Free at Last

The Labour Party's longest serving MP, now retired from Parliament, embarks on a series of theatre appearances across the country where he invites audiences to pose questions and debate with him any topic they please.

: Timewatch - the Battle for Berlin

Documentary following historian Anthony Beevor during his three-year project to write an authoritative history of the battle for Berlin.


Unknown: Anthony Beevor

: Trouble at the Top - George, Marks and Sparks

The story of the retailer's efforts to win younger, more fashionable customers by appointing Next creator George Davies.


Unknown: George Davies

: An Adventure for Two **

Drama starring Jacques Dutronc and Catherine Deneuve as a runaway gangster and his hostage, who become lovers. In French with English subtitles.


Unknown: Jacques Dutronc
Unknown: Catherine Deneuve

: As 9pm.

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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