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: The Great War

Battle of the Somme features in part 12, the first of nightly episodes from the landmark series.
7.45 The Battle of the Somme leaves 415,000 Brits in a muddy grave in part 13.

: Writers on Sport

Howard Jacobson talks about table tennis.


Talks: Howard Jacobson

: Claire's Knee

Eric Rohmer 's wry comedy, starring
Jean-Claude Brialy and Aurora Cornu.
35-year-old diplomat Jerome meets attractive teenagers
Laura and Claire. In French with English subtitles.


Unknown: Eric Rohmer
Unknown: Jean-Claude Brialy
Unknown: Aurora Cornu.

: Shakespeare on the Estate

Award-winning documentary in which theatre director Michael Bogdanov tries to persuade residents of a Birmingham estate to perform the Bard.


Director: Michael Bogdanov

: Much Ado about Something - Storyville

Was Christopher Marlowe the hidden hand behind Shakespeare? Michael Rubbo investigates the authenticity of our most famous playwright's work. Is Shakespeare relevant today?: p29


Presenter: Michael Rubbo

: Jane Birkin: Arabesque

Reinterpretations of Serge Gainsbourg's songs, performed by Jane Birkin.


Singer: Jane Birkin

: Manu Chao Live

France's maverick pop star at
Glastonbury 2002.

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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