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: Great Railway Journeys

Can comic Alexei Sayle make it from northern Syria to Jordan?
First shown on BBC2


Unknown: Alexei Sayle

: BBC4 News and Weather


: Football and Fascism

How did Hitler, Franco and Mussolini manipulate the game to political ends?

: The Brief - IDS, the Quiet

Man How has lain Duncan Smith fared as Tory leader? Report by Simon Hoggart. The Daily Politics Conference Special is tomorrow at 11.30am on BBC2


Unknown: Duncan Smith
Unknown: Simon Hoggart.

: Home

Antony Sher stars in this dark comedy, the first of the week's programmes based on the work of author JG Ballard.


Unknown: Antony Sher

: Profile

JG Ballard talks to critic Tom Sutcliffe about his life and works.


Talks: Jg Ballard
Unknown: Tom Sutcliffe

: Towards Crash

Films from the BBC archive anticipating the world of JG Ballard's 1973 novel Crash.

: Thirteen to Centaurus

Ballard's interstellar sci-fi story, first broadcast in 1965. Donald Houston stars. (BW)


Unknown: Donald Houston

: As 9.30pm.

: The Big Read:

Battle of the Books Golding's Lord of the Flies v Orwell's
Animal Farm.

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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