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: Here's a Piano I Prepared Earlier: Experimental Music in the 1960s

The brave new sound worlds of John Cage et al.


Unknown: John Cage

: Alchemists of Sound

BBC's Radiophonic Workshop and creators of the Doctor Who theme are profiled.

: Doctor Who: The Web of Fear: Part 1

The only surviving episode of a 1968 story, in which the Doctor (Patrick Troughton) battles yetis on the underground. (BW)


Dr Who: Patrick Troughton

: Fantasy 60s

Time Shift explores how a shift in cultural attitudes spawned the growth of television fantasy. Narrated by Sean Pertwee.


Unknown: Sean Pertwee.

: Adam Adamant Lives!

An episode of the mid-60s action series starring Gerald Harper. Charity collectors embark on a murderous spree. (BW)


Adam Adamant: Gerald Harper

: Billion Dollar Brain

Michael Caine stars in Ken Russell 's 1967 spy thriller as a detective on a mysterious mission to Helsinki. Barry Norman on Donald Sutherland : page 47


Unknown: Michael Caine
Unknown: Ken Russell
Unknown: Barry Norman
Unknown: Donald Sutherland

: Time Shift: The Kneale Tapes

The League of Gentlemen are among admirers in a Time Shift celebration of TV writer Nigel Kneale.


Subject: Nigel Kneale.

: Hotel In Amsterdam

The recent London theatre production of John Osbome 's satire.


Unknown: John Osbome

: 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.

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