• Show TV Channels

    Hide TV Channels

  • Show Radio Channels

    Hide Radio Channels

  • Show Years

    Hide Years

  • Issues

Close group

Close group

Day Navigation


: Days That Shook the World

The murder of Russia's royal family marked Russia's irrevocable move from a monarchy to Communist state. Seventy years later, the fall of the Berlin Wall indicated the collapse of the ideology. This film brings the two events together and explores each day through dramatic reconstruction and archive footage.

: The World

With Zeinab Badawi.
Followed by Weather


Unknown: Zeinab Badawi.

: Yes Minister

4/7; series two.
Can Jim be persuaded to support an unpopular policy? More satire with The Thick of It at 10pm

: When Toby Met Julie: the Story of the Modern Review

Julie Burchill, Toby Young, Will Self and Cosmo Landesman discuss the rise and fall of the 1990s magazine about mass culture. After only 21 issues, The Modern Review was dead. With Martin Rowson, Nicholas Blincoe and Tom Shone.


Unknown: Toby Young
Unknown: Martin Rowson
Unknown: Nicholas Blincoe
Unknown: Tom Shone.

: The Thick of It

1/3. Armando Iannucci's satirical comedy. Set in the corridors of power and spin, it follows Hugh Abbot (Chris Langham), a put-upon MP harassed by Number Ten's policy enforcer (Peter Capaidi) and dependent on a not-so reliable team of civil servants. Continues at the same time tomorrow.


Unknown: Armando Iannucci
Unknown: Hugh Abbot
Unknown: Chris Langham
Unknown: Peter Capaidi

: In Praise of Hardcore Rob

Brydon of Marion 5 Geoff fame plays the critic and impresario Kenneth Tynan in this funny and touching drama set in 1960s London.
Co-starring Catherine McCormack as Tynan's wife Kathleen, and Julian Sands as Laurence Olivier.


Unknown: Kenneth Tynan
Unknown: Catherine McCormacK
Unknown: Julian Sands
Unknown: Laurence Olivier.

: As 7pm.

: as 9pm

: as 10.30pm

: as 7pm

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
Continue Cancel