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: Sounds of the Seventies

Raves from the grave.

: Art Crime

4/6. Hundreds of forgeries were produced by painter John Myatt and art researcher
Dr John Drewe. The duo used emulsion paint mixed with KY Jelly - and gave the work bogus histories by doctoring catalogues in galleries.


Unknown: John Myatt
Unknown: Dr John Drewe.

: The World

With Nisha Pillai.
Followed by Weather


Unknown: Nisha Pillai.

: Dodle Smith: Mad Dogs and an Englishwoman

Dodie Smith became famous thanks to Dalmations. But this was just one chapter in the long life of the frank, funny and unorthodox woman who wrote I Capture the Castle.


Unknown: Dodie Smith

: Light Fantastic

2/4. How, from
Galileo to Darwin, did light change our understanding of the universe? Simon Schaffer explores how simple tools let us look into the heavens - but the stars reveal a dangerous truth about creation.


Unknown: Simon Schaffer

: The Thick of It

3/3. There's envy brewing over the attention that Dan Miller is getting for his input on the bill, while Abbot is invited to a private supper with the PM.


Unknown: Dan Miller

: Arena - Remember the Secret Policeman's Ball?

Arena recalls Amnesty's ground-breaking comedy show. It features interviews with the cast, comic clips and music from Bob Geldof, Phil Collins, Joan Armatrading and Sting.


Unknown: Bob Geldof
Unknown: Phil Collins
Unknown: Joan Armatrading

: Missing Believed Wiped

How did a hunt for missing programmes turn up episodes of Dad's Army and other classic comedy thought lost for ever? Time Shift talks to John Cleese and Terry Jones.


Unknown: John Cleese
Unknown: Terry Jones.

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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

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