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: The Island

The hidden history of Britain's ultimate secret military establishment is uncovered by Andrew Motion.


Unknown: Andrew Motion.

: Inside Antiques

New series 1/12. What is the appeal of Staffordshire pottery? Antiques Roadshow expert Lars Tharp investigates. (S)


Unknown: Lars Tharp

: The National Trust

An action-packed six months in the opulent life of Waddesdon
Manor, presided over by its donor, one Britain's richest men,
Lord Jacob Rothschild. (S)


Unknown: Lord Jacob Rothschild.

: Schwarzenegger the Governator

A satirical look at how the cult of celebrity hit the Californian election. (S)

: The Making of Charles II -the Power and the Passion

Behind the scenes of the series, which concluded on BBC1 earlier this evening. More on Charles II follows on BBC4. (S)

: The Boy Who Would BeKing

Charles ll's tumultuous youth is captured in this drama-documentary. With Michael Palin. First shown on BBC1 (S)


Unknown: Michael Palin.

: Time Shift: The Magic Roundabout

Zebedee, Florence, Dougal and their garden friends are celebrated by Time Shift.

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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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