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: Newsnight Review

Tom Paulin, Bonnie Greer and Hari Kunzru join Mark Lawson. Shown last Friday on BBC2.


Unknown: Tom Paulin
Unknown: Bonnie Greer
Unknown: Hari Kunzru
Unknown: Mark Lawson.

: One Prom Short of a Set - Omnibus

Music, archive film and anecdotes make up this offbeat history of the Proms, first shown in 1995, and set on the occasion of the centenary concert that year.

: The Talk Show with Waldemar Januszczak

A Proms-based discussion.

: The BBC History Lecture

Simon Schama delivers the inaugural lecture - an examination of the relationship between history and television. The talk includes excerpts from his own A History of Britain.


Unknown: Simon Schama

: Culloden

Peter Watkins's drama-documentary centres on the Battle of Culloden - the last battle fought on British soil, and one of the most mishandled and brutal - in which young pretender Bonnie Prince Charlie was defeated in the 1745 rebellion.


Unknown: Peter Watkins
Unknown: Bonnie Prince Charlie

: AJP Taylor: From War to War

AJP Taylor's unscripted, unrehearsed talks brought history alive for millions of television viewers. This impromptu talk was recorded in 1979, and - before illness intervened -was intended as the first in a series called The Years Between.

: The Manns

In the last of the three-part drama, the literary family are in exile in the US in the 1940s and early 1950s.

: Life for Daniel

One off drama questioning the role of traditional medicine in a child's fight against leukaemia.

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

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