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: British Isles: a User's Guide to Natural History

Dinosaurs, deserts and volcanos - in Britain?

: The World

With Kirsty Lang.
Then Weather


Unknown: Kirsty Lang.

: Yes Minister

Jim uses a mistake from Humphrey's past.
First shown on BBC2

: The History of Pubs

Shift examines changing pubs.
Arthur Smith narrates.


Unknown: Arthur Smith

: The Philpott File: Another Little Drink

Trevor Philpott on the brewing industry.


Unknown: Trevor Philpott

: The Alan Clark Diaries

2/6. Clark plots to get closer to Mrs Thatcher. John Hurt stars as the controversial MP.


Unknown: Mrs Thatcher.
Unknown: John Hurt

: The Mark Steel Lectures

An irreverent look at the life of Charles Darwin.


Unknown: Charles Darwin.

: The Book Show

3/13 Ian
Rankin, Jasper Fforde and China Mieville contribute.


Unknown: Jasper Fforde

: As 9pm.

: Derek Walcott Talks to Mark Lawson

A chat with the dramatist and poet.

: The Christmas Truce -Days That Shook the World

2/10. A moment of peace in wartime. Signed. (AD)

: Ray Gosling - My Pensions Crisis

Gosling gets his finances in order. Signed.

: As 9pm.

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.

BBC Guidance

This historical record contains material which some might find offensive
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