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: Sounds of the Seventies

Archive blasts from the Who and the Rolling Stones.

: Great Railway Journeys

Stephen Tompkinson relives the days of colonial train travel as a pampered passenger on the Eastern and Oriental Express.


Unknown: Stephen Tompkinson

: The World

With Zeinab Badawi.
Followed by Weather


Unknown: Zeinab Badawi.

: Mind Games

Intellectual panel game with Simon Singh.


Unknown: Simon Singh.

: Lost in La Mancha

Compelling documentary from Keith Fulton and Louis Pepe charting the derailment of Terry Gilliam 's film The Man Who Killed Don Quixote in which Johnny Depp was to star as a time traveller mistaken for Sancho Panza. Review page 103.


Unknown: Keith Fulton
Unknown: Louis Pepe
Unknown: Terry Gilliam
Unknown: Don Quixote
Unknown: Johnny Depp
Unknown: Sancho Panza.

: QI

Erudite quiz.

: Sinatra - Night of Nights

01' Blue Eyes in concert at the Royal Albert Hall , London in 1970. Songs include You Make Me Feel So Young, Pennies from Heaven, I've Got You
Under My Skin and My Way. The Man with the Golden Arm follows. The truth behind Sinatra's Mafia connection: page 16


Unknown: Albert Hall

: The Man with the Golden Arm

Trailblazing drama starring Frank Sinatra as an aspiring musician and heroin addict who finds the pressures of dealing with a wife in a wheelchair, a pusher and the woman he really loves tough going.


Unknown: Frank Sinatra

: Arena: Shadowing the Third Man

examining the battles between the film's producers and the demands of star Orson Welles.


: The Copenhagen Fall-Out

the friendship between physicists Niels Bohr and Werner Heisenberg. Signed


Unknown: Niels Bohr
Unknown: Werner Heisenberg.

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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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