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: Abroad Again In Britain

2/5. Jonathan Meades visits the Royal Pavilion, Brighton, built for George I V.


Unknown: Jonathan Meades

: The World

Zeinab Badawi presents. Then Weather


Unknown: Zeinab Badawi

: Battle of the Books

Eric Newby 's A Short Walk in the Hindu Kush takes on similarly acclaimed travel tale Between the Woods and the Water by Patrick Leigh Fermor.


Unknown: Eric Newby
Unknown: Hindu Kush
Unknown: Patrick Leigh Fermor.

: Life before Birth

The pioneering work of Professor Kypros Nicolaides , who operates on unborn babies to ensure that they survive. Narrated by Zoe Wanamaker. (AD)


Unknown: Kypros Nicolaides
Unknown: Zoe Wanamaker.

: Hot Spots: Sri Lanka

It may look like a paradise - but bitter fighting between the Sri Lankan government and the Tamil Tigers has seen over 60,000 deaths. Can a peaceful resolution be reached - and maintained?

: Elaine Stritch at Liberty

The Broadway star, now in her 70s, proves as dynamic as ever in a one-woman show, with anecdotes and songs.

: As 10pm.

: Days That Shook the World

How did the killing of Archduke Ferdinand and Hitler's suicide affect history? (AD)


Unknown: Archduke Ferdinand

: As 8.30pm.

: As 7pm.

With sign language.

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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