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: Days That Shook the World

Opening Tutankhamun's tomb and discovering the Rosetta Stone.


Unknown: Rosetta Stone.

: The National Trust

First in a five-part insider's look at one of Britain's most powerful and political bodies. The area around Dorset's Studland Bay, with its beaches and Georgian manor, is a jewel in the Trust's crown - but managing its huge acreage also causes great disharmony among the many groups who enjoy its benefits.
The truth behind the Trust: page 39

: Flooded Britain

Pioneers of a new form of coastal defence discuss why they believe it will prevent a repeat of 1953's east coast flood disaster.

: The Snow Geese

William Fiennes's film, shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize.


Director: William Fiennes

: Charles II - the Power and the Passion

In episode two the king is involved in bitter wrangling with Parliament.
Repeated next Sunday on BBC1. Do we want a history lesson?: p28

: Whistle Blowers - the Stories That Didn't Want to Be Told

An examination of the culture of secrecy.

: Maxwell - the Downfall

The story of the countdown to Robert Maxwell 's death.

: As 8pm.

: As 9pm.

: As 7pm.

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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