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: The Samuel Johnson Prize

Excerpts from Stuart: a Life Backwards by Alexander Masters.


Unknown: Alexander Masters.

: Art Crime

3/6. Tracing the link from suspiciously worded papyri back to Saqqara, the legendary city of the dead, and an ingenious smuggling ring and theft involving the tomb of a high-ranking hairdresser to the Pharaohs.

: The World

With Nisha Pillai.
Followed by Weather


Unknown: Nisha Pillai.

: Midsummer Night's Dreaming

Gregory Doran journeys through rural England in search of natural phenomena - from nightingales to glow worms - that inspired Shakespeare to write A
Midsummer Night's Dream.


Unknown: Gregory Doran

: Light Fantastic

Simon Schaffer starts an exploration into humanity's fascination for light with a history of the early pioneers, from the Ancient Greeks and the Arabs to Descartes and Newton.


Unknown: Simon Schaffer

: Not Cricket the Basil D'Oliveira Conspiracy

The story of the political and sporting row that exploded when, in 1968, the black cricketer found himself excluded from the England team to tour South Africa. Includes an interview with "Dolly".

: The History of Pubs

Shift examines the very special place occupied by the pub in British society. Arthur Smith narrates, with contributions from Jeremy Hardy , Rowan Pelling and Pete Brown. A Time Shift glimpse into the way football fans act when they travel abroad follows.


Unknown: Arthur Smith
Unknown: Jeremy Hardy
Unknown: Rowan Pelling
Unknown: Pete Brown.

: England Away

Time Shift looks at the history of English football fans travelling to Europe, and the attendant sub-culture of drinking and violence

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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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