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: Diary Days

Recalling the abdication of King Edward VIII on 11 December 1936.


Unknown: King Edward Viii

: Historians of Genius - In Their Own Words

1/3. Samuel West plays Victorian historian
Thomas Macaulay , presenting his History of England. (AD)


Unknown: Samuel West
Unknown: Thomas MacAulay

: Diary Days

VE Day on 8 May 1945.

: The World

With Brian Hanrahan.
Followed by Weather


Unknown: Brian Hanrahan.

: Hieronymus Bosch -

the Delights of Hell The surreal and frequently disturbing paintings of the Late Gothic
Dutch artist.

: Roy Lichtenstein - Pop Idol

A profile of the American Pop Artist, celebrated for his colourful cartoon images.

: Art Safari

2/4. The art world's court jester- sculptor

: The National Trust

Lord Rothschild holds a lavish banquet at Waddesdon Manor in Buckinghamshire. (AD)

: Clare Short - the Conscientious Objector

What motivates Labour's forthright ex-cabinet minister? Clare Short guests on Dinner with Portillo tomorrow at 9.30pm

: As 8.30pm.

: As 9.30pm.

: As 10pm.

: As 7.05pm.

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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