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: Fly A boy

is ready to soar - what's holding him back?

: Massive Nature

1/6. Millions of sardines migrating along the coast of Africa are on a collision course with hungry dolphins, sharks, seals and gannets. Narrated by Sean Pertwee.
First shown on BBC1


Unknown: Sean Pertwee.

: Inside Antiques

Just what is the enduring appeal of Staffordshire pottery? Lars Tharp visits a museum in Stoke-on-Trent to learn.


Unknown: Lars Tharp

: Michael Palin Talks to Mark Lawson

The much-travelled Python star discusses his life and work - from his childhood in Sheffield to his globetrotting of today. Palin is in I Told You I Was III - the Life and Legacy of Spike Milligan tomorrow at 9pm

: Heimat 3

2/6. 1990: World Cup hopes are a backdrop to complications in everyone's relationships as the old house is restored and new futures are being considered. In German with English subtitles.

: A Very English Village

2/5 Storyville continues its exploration of South Downs village Ditchling with a profile of the amateur-dramatics society, led by Sonia Stock. A new episode on Thursday at 9.30pm


Unknown: Sonia Stock.

: The 50 Years War: Israel and the Arabs

1/2. Storyville tells the story of the Middle East conflict. It starts in 1948 with the founding of the State of Israel, and covers Suez and the Six Day War.

: as 8.05pm

: Tales from the Palaces

1/10. Robert Lindsay narrates a look at Hampton Court and the Tower of London's need to pull in the paying public. There's a new episode on Thursday at 9pm


Unknown: Robert Lindsay

: as 10.45

: as 7.35pm

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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