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: Profile

A year and a half in the life of French president
Jacques Chirac.


Unknown: Jacques Chirac.

: BBC4 News and Weather


: Time Shift: TV and Charity

Terry Wogan , Lenny Henry and Esther Rantzen contribute to Time Shift's look at celebrity charity shows.


Interviewee: Terry Wogan
Interviewee: Lenny Henry
Interviewee: Esther Rantzen

: Cathy Come Home

Ken Loach's classic 1965 play about homelessness. Starring Carol White and Ray Brooks. Showing as part of Time Shift.
First shown on BBC1


Director: Ken Loach
Cathy: Carol White
Reg: Ray Brooks

: Dr Tatiana's Sex Advice

Olivia Judson 's Samuel Johnson Prize-nominated wildlife guide is discussed.


Unknown: Olivia Judson
Unknown: Samuel Johnson

: Curb Your Enthusiasm

Larry's car is rammed at a red light.
11.00 An error in an obituary causes problems.

: The Commanding Heights

Bill Clinton graces the last in the series, examining the promise and perils of the global economy in the 1990s.


Unknown: Bill Clinton

: Samuel Pepys

Claire Tomalin 's prize-nominated biography in focus.


Unknown: Claire Tomalin

: As 8.30pm.

: As 10.25pm.

: Double Helix: theDNA Years

The 50 years since the discovery of the structure of DNA. 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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