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

5/6. A nature lover's guide to the Industrial Revolution.

: Sir David Attenborough Talks to Mark Lawson

The TV legend discusses the animals, the people and the state of broadcasting.

: TV on Trial: 1950s

Each night this week, a champion and a critic watch shows from a particular year and debate whether that decade can claim to be a golden age of British television. The live final is next Sunday. Tonight Kathryn Flett and Roy Hattersley discuss 1955's output.
BBCi: digital viewers can watch tonight's shows without the critical commentary


Speaker: Kathryn Flett
Speaker: Roy Hattersley

: Life with the Lyons

Sitcom starring real-life husband and wife Ben and Bebe, and their children.
First shown on BBC1 (BW)

: Can You Tell Me?

Phyllis Digby Morton on fashion, etiquette and relationships.
First shown on BBC1 (BW)


Unknown: Phyllisdigby Morton

: Double Your Money

The quiz show's debut, with Hughie Green.
First shown on ITV (BW)


Presenter: Hughie Green

: Fabian of the Yard

The case of a middle-class psychopath who drowns his victims in a bath.
First shown on BBC1 (BW)
Videoplus code for 8.30-11.10pm (non-PDC)

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Alison Graham on TV's self-criticism: p67

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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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