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: The Works: the Secret Life of the Pope

An insight into the idealistic playwright who became John Paul II.

: The Pope's Enforcer

The power, origins and impact of controversial cardinal Joseph Ratzinger are investigated by Hywel Williams.


Unknown: Joseph Ratzinger
Unknown: Hywel Williams.

: BBC4 News and Weather

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: Days That Shook the World

Two days brought ancient Egypt to life: in 1822. Jean Francois Champollion cracked a baffling code - Egyptian hieroglyphs. A century later, Howard Carter found the name "Tutankhamen" in a lost tomb.


Unknown: Jean Francois
Unknown: Howard Carter

: James Cameron: a Pain In the Neck

Peter Preston and Michael Foot are among those paying tribute to the crusading journalist, and co-founder of CND, in the first of a Time Shift double bill.


Unknown: Peter Preston
Unknown: Michael Foot

: Temporary Person

Passing Through A 1960s documentary in which Cameron returns to India. 20 years after he was involved in its struggle for independence.

: Alchemists of Sound

Doctor Who is among shows owing a musical debt to the BBC Radiophonic Workshop. See
Sunday's Choice.

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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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