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: Sounds of the Seventies

A small slice of grooviness.

: Great Railway Journeys

Explorer Benedict Allen braves a trip on the so-called "lunatic line" linking Kenya with Uganda.


Unknown: Benedict Allen

: The World

With Zeinab Badawi.
Followed by Weather


Unknown: Zeinab Badawi.

: African School

8/8. Fred is the first ever boarder at Kamurasi
Primary School in Uganda. He's also blind. This touching portrait follows his struggle to learn the Braille alphabet. Sophie Okonedo narrates.


Unknown: Sophie Okonedo

: The Girl In the Cafe

A tender love story written by Love Actually's Richard Curtis.

Bill Nighy takes the lead as shy civil servant Lawrence, who takes the mysterious girl (Kelly Macdonald) he meets in a cafe near Downing Street on a romantic break to the G8 summit in Reykjavik. With Anton Lesser, Meneka Das and Ken Stott.
(First shown on BBC1)


Writer: Richard Curtis
Lawrence: Bill Nighy
[Actor]: Kelly MacDonald
[Actor]: Anton Lesser
[Actor]: Meneka Das
[Actor]: Ken Stott

: Look around You

6/6; series two. It's the live final - and Prince Charles is set to present the award for Invention of the Year.

: Arrested Development

George Sr unwisely tries to blackmail his accountant.
11.20 Lindsay needs money - to conduct an affair.

: As 8.30pm.

: The School - Raising the Standards

The dramatic turnaround of an Ofsted-failed school.

: Nation on Film

: the growth of Britain's Asian communities (SL)

: A Digital Picture of Britain

: 6/6 (SL)

: Inky Fingers

: the NME Story: the shaping of Britain's musical landscape (SL)

: Apocalypse Now.... and Then

: our obsession with the end of the world (SL)

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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