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: In Search of Speed

How, in 1950, unknown Seattle car dealer Stanley Sayres smashed the world water-speed record with S/o-mo-shun IV, an extraordinary craft that brought aircraft principles to boat-building.


Unknown: Stanley Sayres

: The World

With Brian Hanrahan.
Followed by Weather


Unknown: Brian Hanrahan.

: Yes, Prime Minister

A recently deceased M15 boss's papers reveal that he spied for Russia - and that he was cleared by a committee headed by Sir Humphrey.

: Pile It High Sell It Cheap

Time Shift charts the spectacular growth of the supermarket over the past 50 years, examining how it has influenced British society.

: Modern Times: Mange Tout

An insightful and thought-provoking documentary tracing the journey made by mangetout peas from a Zimbabwean farm to British shops and a dinner-party table in north London. The lives of farmers are contrasted sharply with supermarket policy and consumer expectations.
First shown on BBC2

: Don't Watch That Watch This!

2/6. Satire on news presentation as topical and archive footage is re-edited and manipulated.

: Curb Your Enthusiasm

Cheryl is unimpressed when Larry takes her to a party hosted by a former porn star.
11.30 4/10. A over-demanding 4/10. A over-demanding blind man and a brawl outside a jeweller's spell trouble for Larry.

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: Restoration Nation

Sumit Bose explores the rich architectural heritage of the South
East. Signed


Unknown: Sumit Bose

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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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