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: Fred Dibnah's Building of Britain

The steeplejack explores Scots baronial style.


Presenter: Fred Dibnah

: Taking Landscapes

The million acres of flat East Anglia farmland known as the Fens.

: BBC4 News and Weather

With George Alagiah.


Newsreader: George Alagiah.

: The Readers' and Writers' Roadshow

Kate Mosse's guests are Sandi Toksvig, Jenny Diski and Alice Thompson.


Presenter: Kate Mosse
Guest: Sandi Toksvig
Guest: Jenny Diski
Guest: Alice Thompson

: Leo McKern: Country

Showing as a tribute to the late actor, this Richard Eyre-directed 1981 drama - also starring James Fox - follows a family gathering at the end of the Second World War.


Director: Richard Eyre
Actor: Leo McKern
Actor: James Fox

: Aimee and Jaguar

Drama set in 1943 and based on a true story. In German with English subtitles.

: Zimbabwe 2002

Film-maker Farai Sevenzo chronicles his own homecoming.


Unknown: Farai Sevenzo

: As 8.30pm.

: Blood of the Vikings

The Danish Vikings' battles with Alfred the Great. Signed.

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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