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: The Big Read: Battle of the Books

Jane Eyre, Pride and Prejudice, Nineteen Eighty-Four, To Kill a Mockingbird and The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.


Unknown: Jane Eyre

: BBC4 News and Weather


: Days That Shook the World

Flight Night, a centenary celebration of Orville and Wilbur Wright 's first powered flight, starts with a documentary remembering the historic day. More unforgettable days at 11.40pm. (S)


Unknown: Wilbur Wright

: The Talk Show with Jonathan Freedland

100 years after flying began, we take it for granted. How has flight changed us?

: The Jet Set

Time Shift recalls the glamorous heyday of the opulent high-flyers who fascinated the public in the 1950s and 1960s. (S)

: Whicker's World: the First Million Miles

The Englishman abroad looks back at his early travel reports in this 1982 film.

: Hong Kong (Hkg)

A film about the idiosyncratic Kai Tak airport from The Shortest Night.


Unknown: Kai Tak

: As 8.30pm.

: Days That Shook the World

Two days that bridged the Atlantic: Marconi's first radio message and Concorde's first flight. (S)

: As 9.30pm.

: 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.

BBC Guidance

This historical record contains material which some might find offensive
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