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: The Big Read: Battle of the Books

Salinger's Catcher in the Rye v Kerouac's On the Road. Proponents John Walsh and Ian MacMillan are refereed by Sandi Toksvig. (W)


Unknown: John Walsh
Unknown: Ian MacMillan
Unknown: Sandi Toksvig.

: John Updike Talks toDavid Remnick

John Updike discusses his literary achievements of the past 45 years with the editor of The New Yorker. (W)


Unknown: John Updike

: BBC4 News and Weather

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: Legends: Julian Bream

John Williams and Stephane
Grappelli feature alongside the guitarist in archive clips from 1962 to 1979 - showing to mark Bream's 70th birthday this month. (S) (W)


Unknown: John Williams

: Eddi Reader Sings Robert Burns

The former Fairground Attraction singer performs new arrangements of the Scottish bard's work plus her own material at the 2003 Celtic Connections festival. (W)


Singer: Eddi Reader

: Where Is My Family?

From humdrum days in Denmark to sunshine in Yemen, this tale of family life - encompassing suicide, alcoholism and an Arab pop singer - concludes
Storyville's Relative Strangers strand

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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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