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: University Challenge

The academic quiz hosted by Jeremy Paxman.


Host: Jeremy Paxman

: Mind Games

Intellectual show.

: BBC4 News and Weather

A global roundup.

: Readers and Writers Roadshow

Debate. With Sarah Waters.


Presenter: Sarah Waters

: Richard Thompson: Solitary Life

A portrait of the critically acclaimed yet enigmatic British folk-rock singer-songwriter. A founder member of Fairport Convention, he went on to sing in a duo with wife Linda, and in recent years has enjoyed success as a solo artist.


Subject: Richard Thompson

: Peacemakers

Re-evaluating the 1919 Paris Peace Conference, which critics claim sparked events that led to the rise of Hitler.

: Algeria's Bloody Years

In the past 12 years, more than 150,000 people have died in Algeria as a result of the war between Islamic fundamentalists and the army. Here, testimonies from both sides illustrate the conflict.

: Rhapsody In August

** Drama. A Japanese family is traumatised by the visit of a a half-American relative who brings back memories of the atomic bombs. In Japanese with English subtitles.

: 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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