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: Sounds of the Sixties

More fab and gear grooves.

: Great Railway Journeys

Michael Portillo traces his family roots on a journey through Spain's rail network that takes him from
Granada to Salamanca.


Unknown: Michael Portillo

: The World

With Zeinab Badawi.
Followed by Weather


Unknown: Zeinab Badawi.

: Mind Games

Lucy Porter and Richard Vranch join Kathy Sykes and Michael Rosen on the brainy game.
Marcus du Sautoy hosts.


Unknown: Lucy Porter
Unknown: Richard Vranch
Unknown: Kathy Sykes
Unknown: Michael Rosen

: I Told You I Was Ill - the Life and Legacy of Spike Milligan

Eddie Izzard, Eric Sykes, Joanna Lumley and Michael Palin contribute to a portrait of the one-time Goon. Privileged access to family movies, memories and homes reveals the multi-faceted character of the comedy legend through the people and places he loved. New.


Contributor: Eddie Izzard
Contributor: Eric Sykes
Contributor: Joanna Lumley
Contributor: Michael Palin

: Sounds of the Sixties

A selection of iconic performances from the archives.

: QI

4/11. Jeremy Clarkson, Alan Davies, Jeremy Hardy and Barry Hardy discuss Birmingham, Bhutan and baldness. Stephen Fry presides over the erudite quiz.


Unknown: Jeremy Clarkson
Unknown: Alan Davies
Unknown: Jeremy Hardy
Unknown: Barry Hardy
Unknown: Stephen Fry

: Arrested Development

Season two. Michael vows to give his father a piece of his mind. New.
Repeated Sunday BBC2

: Demetri Martin: If I ...

The Greek-American comedian and self-styled geek in action.

: as 9pm

: John Irving

Life in Fiction the author reveals the traumas behind his fiction. Signed

: Sean O'Casey

under a Coloured Cap: the life and work of the Dublin playwright. Signed

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
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