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: Chopin Preludes

No 7 in A and No 16 in B flat minor.

: Family Ties

A career soldier was a loving father. But he was also an abusive drinker, who had a second marriage and a daughter by a third woman. His son, David Lewis , tries to understand his father and find his half-sister.


Unknown: David Lewis

: Inside Antiques

7/7. With tea crucial to British social and economic history, tea caddies are the keys to a fascinating era. Lars Tharp lifts the lid on a marvellous tale.


Unknown: Lars Tharp

: Restoration Nation

7/7 Zoo architecture in a state of collapse and a near-derelict Gothic church are featured as Ashley Blake tours the Midlands and East Anglia searching for heritage at risk.


Presenter: Ashley Blake

: Barca: the Inside Story

Debt and poor performances plunged FC Barcelona - one of the biggest football clubs - into the worst crisis of its 100-year history in 2003. With unprecedented access, Storyville film-makers spent a year documenting the new board's efforts to turn an old-fashioned Catalan family affair into a global business.

: Churchill's Forgotten Years

Voted out, Churchill refused to accept defeat, fought back to become prime minister again and wrote a history of the Second World War. Professor David Reynolds traces his postwar years. (AD)


Unknown: David Reynolds

: Churchill in Art

A look at the art inspired by Churchill, including Graham Sutherland 's portrait (which Churchill hated and which was destroyed) and photographs by Yousuf Karsh.
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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.

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