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: Diary Days

The coronation: 2 June 1953.

: Historians of Genius - In Their Own Words

Simon Russell Beale brings to life Edward Gibbon 's Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire. (AD)


Unknown: Simon Russell Beale
Unknown: Edward Gibbon

: Diary Days

The first man on the moon: 29 July 1969.

: The World

With Brian Hanrahan.
Followed by Weather


Unknown: Brian Hanrahan.

: Joan Roughgarden - Profile

Pamela Stephenson assesses the scientist with radical ideas on animal behaviour.


Unknown: Pamela Stephenson

: Gay Dads: Paternal Instinct- Storyvllle

The story of two gay
New Yorkers in a relationship who look to a surrogate mother to give them a child and prepare them for parenthood.

: Art Safari

3/4. Ben Lewis talks to Gregor Schneider , who won the Golden Lion at the Venice Biennale by exhibiting his father's grim house.


Talks: Ben Lewis
Unknown: Gregor Schneider

: The National Trust

Pagans and druids return to
Stonehenge as summer solstice approaches. (AD)

: Rich Hall's Fishing Show

John McCririck joins the ruminative angling expedition for a chat about travel.


Unknown: John McCririck

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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

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