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: Business Confessions

The secrets of "cyclone" cleaner man James Dyson. (W)


Unknown: James Dyson.

: Art Crime

How painter
John Myatt produced forgeries, then John Drewe gave them a false history. (S) (W)


Unknown: John Myatt
Unknown: John Drewe

: BBC4 News and Weather


: The Big Read: Battle of the Books

The Secret History takes on Perfume. Refereed by Sandi Toksvig. (S) (W)


Unknown: Sandi Toksvig

: Gerald Scarfe: Drawing Blood

Tracey Emin, Clare Short and Ian Hislop explore the latest work by Britain's most scathing caricaturist. (S) (W)


Unknown: Tracey Emin
Unknown: Clare Short
Unknown: Ian Hislop

: Art Safari

Trouble looms when Ben Lewis goes in search of a new "ism" in the first of a new series. (S) (W)


Unknown: Ben Lewis

: Ql

5/12 Rich Hall , Alan Davies ,
Rob Brydon and Gyles Brandreth on advertising, Africa, Aristotle and alcoholics. (S) (W)


Host: Stephen Fry
Panellist: Rich Hall
Panellist: Alan Davies
Panellist: Rob Brydon
Panellist: Gyles Brandreth
Director: Ian Lorimer
Producer: John Lloyd

: What If ... the Falklands War

Suppose Britain had lost the war. Clive Anderson talks to Ann Leslie , Matthew Parris and Francis Wheen. (S) (W)


Talks: Clive Anderson
Unknown: Ann Leslie
Unknown: Matthew Parris
Unknown: Francis Wheen.

: As 9pm.

: As 8.30pm.

: The Big Read: Battle of the Books

Midnight's Children takes on One Hundred Years of Solitude. (S)(W)

: As 7.10pm.

With sign language. (S)

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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