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: A History of Britain bySimon Sehama

A look back at the momentous events of 1066. First shown on BBC2 (AD) 3814

: The Genius of Mozart

How Mozart's music reached a peak of perfection in his final years. Shown last Friday BBC2 (AD)

: The DVD Collection

With reviews of Raising Victor Vargas and YoungAdam.


Unknown: Victor Vargas

: The New Americans

New series 1/5. Coming to America Week continues with a major new series for the Storyville strand, showing on consecutive nights this week, following a diverse group of immigrants and refugees struggling to settle in the United States. Subjects include a family who fled Nigeria's Ogoni delta, two Dominicans with dreams of sporting stardom and a young Palestinian woman.

: Battle of the Books

Catcher in the Rye v Kerouac's
On the Road.

: Trafalgar Square: Carry on Plinthing

Which new artwork should grace the vacant plinth?

: Holidays In the Danger Zone - the Violent Coast

Ben Anderson visits the Ivory Coast, Benin and Nigeria.


Unknown: Ben Anderson

: As 9pm.

: As 11.30pm.

: As 12.10am.

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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