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: City Scape

New York, present and future.

: The Great War: Part 16

The future of the world is changed when America joins the conflict and the Communists come to power in Russia.

: BBC4 News and Weather


: Profile

Black British poet Linton Kwesi Johnson is profiled by Mike Phillips.


Unknown: Linton Kwesi Johnson
Unknown: Mike Phillips.

: Ebony Towers: the Black Intelligentsia

Black academics have taken America's Ivy League by storm for 30 years, while our top black thinkers have left for the US. What are the effects on both countries?

: BBC4 Session

India Arie , the soulful singer-songwriter from Atlanta, Georgia, in concert in London.


Unknown: India Arie

: Time Shift: Notting Hill '58

The worst race riots in British history are revisited by Time Shift. Archive footage and eyewitness accounts recall the 1958 August Bank Holiday in London.

: Reflecting Skin

Bonnie Greer examines the image of black people in Western art, with contributors including Jean-Paul Gaultier.


Unknown: Bonnie Greer

: As 8.30.

: As 11.50pm.

With sign language.

: As 9pm.

With sign language.

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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