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

Lowdown on the Ice Age. Hosted by Chris Packham.


Unknown: Chris Packham.

: The World

With Kirsty Lang.
Then Weather


Unknown: Kirsty Lang.

: Yes Minister

Jim supports an unpopular transport bill.
First shown on BBC2

: Live on the Night

Shift looks back to when TV drama went out live.

: Z Cars

Barlow tracks a shoplifter in this episode originally shown live in 1963.

: The Alan Clark Diaries

3/6. Clark is pleased with his new secretary.

: The Mark Steel Lectures

An irreverent look at the life of Isaac Newton.


Unknown: Isaac Newton.

: The Book Show

4/13. Ian
Rankin, AL Kennedy and Louise Welsh contribute.


Unknown: Al Kennedy
Unknown: Louise Welsh

: As 9pm.

: The Grove Family

1954, the first episode of the BBC's soap, originally shown live.

: Affairs of the Crown - Days That Shook the World

Scandals involving Anne Boleyn and Edward VIII. Signed.


Unknown: Anne Boleyn
Unknown: Edward VIII

: Jonathan Miller's BriefHistory of Disbelief

See Monday's choice. With sign language.

: 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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