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: Sounds of the Sixties

Archive pop.

: The Prisoner: Once Upon a Time

Can Number Six survive the ultimate test and meet Number One? Leo McKern guests. Concludes at the same time tomorrow


No.6: Patrick McGoohan
No.2: Leo McKern

: The World

With Kirsty Lang.
Then Weather


Unknown: Kirsty Lang.

: Bread of Heaven with Huw Edwards

3/6. Oliver Cromwell tried to make Wales more truly Protestant - but it took a century to take hold. Huw Edwards tells the tale.
First shown on BBC1 Wales


Unknown: Oliver Cromwell
Unknown: Huw Edwards

: Made in China

As global companies subcontract production I to countries with cheap labour, the question of ethics becomes ever more pertinent. Some multinationals employ consultants to balance morality with profits. Nokia is one such company - so for Storyville film-maker Thomas Balmes travelled to China with their advisors to find out if this reconciliation is possible.


Unknown: Thomas Balmes

: Sweden

A Swedish man runs across his country.

: The Desk

3/10. The media is examined in a topical magazine, fronted by Tyler BrOle.


Unknown: Tyler Brole.

: Jazz

Archive footage of Cleo Laine and John Dankworth, Victor Feldman with Ronnie Scott, the Tubby Hayes Big Band and Annie Ross with the Tony Kinsey Quartet and the Johnny Scott Quartet and Bill Le Sage's Directions in Jazz.


Unknown: Cleo Laine
Unknown: John Dankworth
Unknown: Victor Feldman
Unknown: Ronnie Scott
Unknown: Tubby Hayes
Unknown: Annie Ross
Unknown: Johnny Scott Quartet
Unknown: Bill Le Sage

: as 9pm

: First Night of the BBC Four Proms

Elgar's Enigma Variations and Holst's Hymn of Jesus are performed by the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, and Delius's Sea Drift is sung by Thomas Hampson


Sung By: Thomas Hampson

: as 10.30pm

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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