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: Michael Young: the Quiet Crusader

A profile of the late Michael Young, author of the radical 1945 Labour Party manifesto and founding father of the Open University.

: British Cinema: the End of the Affair?

Following the recent collapse of FilmFour, Nick James, editor of Sight and Sound magazine, talks to film-makers about the state of the British film industry.


Interviewer: Nick James

: Va Savoir

Drama. The problems of a thespian couple have dramatic repercussions for everyone they encounter while performing in Paris. In French and Italian with English subtitles. Review: pp 51-65 (Sat)

: BBC Four Session: David Byrne

The former Talking Heads front man in concert at London's Union Chapel.


Performer: David Byrne

: Copenhagen Fallout

The controversial friendship between two nuclear scientists.

: Earth from the Air

Aerialshots of the globe.

: Reporters

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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