• Show TV Channels

    Hide TV Channels

  • Show Radio Channels

    Hide Radio Channels

  • Show Years

    Hide Years

  • Issues

Close group

Close group

Day Navigation


: The Story of Welsh

The decline of Welsh in the 20th century and campaigns to save the language.

: The Readers' and Writers' Roadshow

Authors including James Hawes and Niall Griffiths discuss their work.


Speaker: James Hawes
Speaker: Niall Griffiths

: BBC4 News and Weather

The day's global events.

: Mind Games

Simon Singh chairs the puzzle-based panel game with Richard Wiseman and Kathy Sykes.


Presenter: Simon Singh
Team captain: Richard Wiseman
Team captain: Kathy Sykes

: Skallagrigg

Bernard Hill and Richard Briers star in this dramatisation of William Horwood's book about Esther, a 16-year-old with cerebral palsy, and her search for the truth behind stories she has heard about a man, Arthur, and his belief in the mysterious "Skallagrigg".


John: Bernard Hill
Old Arthur/George: Richard Briers
Author: William Horwood

: War Museum of the North

Dan Cruickshank examines the architectural rebirth of Manchester.


Presenter: Dan Cruickshank

: The Talk Show

Tanya Beckett fronts a discussion on the success of urban regeneration in Manchester.


Presenter: Tanya Beckett

: Proms 2002 Replay: Lutoslawski's Concerto for Orchestra

The BBC National Orchestra of Wales performs Karol Szymanowski's First Violin Concerto and Witold Lutoslawski's Concerto for Orchestra, as well as Ravel and Debussy.


Musicians: BBC National Orchestra of Wales

: As 1110pm.

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
Continue Cancel