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: Mercedes Goes to Motown

How was the world's biggest industrial merger pulled off in secrecy?

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: Days That Shook the World

The jet age saw speeds once only dreamed of. These are the stories of how Chuck Yeager tried to break the sound barrier in 1947 and - 20 years later - Donald Campbell broke the water-speed record.


Unknown: Chuck Yeager
Unknown: Donald Campbell

: Cobra Ferrari Wars

The extraordinary story of how Texan Carrol Shelby - acclaimed as one of the world's best drivers when he won Le Mans in 1959 - took on the motor racing might of Ferrari in the 60s.


Unknown: Carrol Shelby

: Schwarzenegger the Governator

A satirical look at how the cult of celebrity hit the recent Californian election in the formidable form of Arnold Schwarzenegger.


Unknown: Arnold Schwarzenegger.

: Modern Times: Think of England

Photographer Martin Parr travels England during the summer of 1998. endeavouring to define "Englishness" through the nation's subjects. First shown on BBC2
Adam Hart-Davis : page 14


Unknown: Martin Parr
Unknown: Adam Hart-Davis

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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.

BBC Guidance

This historical record contains material which some might find offensive
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