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: Sounds of the Sixties

Archive pop.

: The Prisoner

Checkmate. A human game of chess leads to brainwashing and romance. Peter Jason
King Wyngarde guest-stars. Continues on Wednesday at 7.10pm


Unknown: Peter Jason

: The World

Presented by Kirsty Lang. Then Weather


Presented By: Kirsty Lang.

: Cover Stories

Why has i-D - the granddaddy of style magazines - outlived Blitz and The Face to be the must-read of the fashion industry?
Mariella Frostrup investigates how it's stayed hip for 25 years.


Unknown: Mariella Frostrup

: Mind Games

Heston Blumenthal and weather forecaster Helen Young join the mind-bending quiz. Hosted by Marcus Du Sautoy , with team captains Kathy Sykes and Michael Rosen.


Unknown: Heston Blumenthal
Unknown: Helen Young
Unknown: Marcus du Sautoy
Unknown: Kathy Sykes
Unknown: Michael Rosen.

: Back to the Barre

Writer and would-be ballerina Laura Thompson describes how dreams of dancing led to her first public performance in 20 years - in an amateur production of The Nutcracker.


Unknown: Laura Thompson

: Citizen King

Millions were galvanised by Martin Luther King 's dream of an America rid of racism.
But five years after his stirring speech, he met a bloody end Citizen King - showing in the Storyville strand - recounts the story of the years that changed history.


Unknown: Martin Luther King

: In Search of Speed

A look at air-speed records from postwar to the Space Race, including the competition to break the sound barrier - a feat many had thought impossible. Includes interviews with pioneers Chuck Yeager and Scott Crossfield.


Unknown: Chuck Yeager
Unknown: Scott Crossfield.

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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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