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: Four Minutes

The radical architecture group Archigram, which inspired major designers including Richard Rogers.

: Yo-Yo Ma: Inspired by Bach: Struggle for Hope

Ma plays the Fifth Suite for Unaccompanied Cello in collaboration with choreographer Tamasaburo Bando.


Cellist: Yo-Yo Ma
Choreographer: Tamasaburo Bando.

: BBC4 News and Weather

With George Alagiah.


Newsreader: George Alagiah.

: Copenhagen

Stephen Rea, Francesca Annis and Daniel Craig star in Howard Davies's adaptation of Michael Frayn's drama about science and friendship.


Actor: Stephen Rea
Actress: Francesca Annis
Actor: Daniel Craig
Director: Howard Davies
Writer: Michael Frayn

: BBC4 Session - David Byrne

A career-spanning performance by the ex-Talking Heads frontman from the Union Chapel in north London.


Musician: David Byrne

: Back to the Floor

The head of the UK's largest dating agency joins in with her staff.

: Ivan the Terrible: Part II

Sergei Eisenstein's historical drama. In Russian with English subtitles.


Director: Sergei Eisenstein

: As 10pm.

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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