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: Birdland: a History of Jazz

Animation set to Over the Rainbow as played by pianist Art Tatum.


Pianist: Art Tatum.

: Massive Nature

A massive shoal of sardines heading up the coast of Africa attracts dolphins, sharks, seals and gannets. Narrated by Sean Pertwee.
First shown on BBC1


Unknown: Sean Pertwee.

: Thoroughly Modern Antiques

New series 1/4. Veronika Hyks explores how today's most sought after home designs emerged from the austerity of the Second World War, tracing the radical redesign of British furniture. A Lost Decade programme.


Unknown: Veronika Hyks

: Homes for Heroes

Archive footage explores the architectural legacy of the postwar years, from the Royal Festival Hall to the prefabricated "homes for heroes". Plus a look at how architects harnessed modernist ideals and applied them to public housing. A Lost Decade programme. New. Our Hidden Lives continues the Lost Decade season tomorrow at 9pm

: Heimat 3

3/6. Ernst returns with some new residents, one of whom catches the eye of the ambitious Hartmut. In German with English subtitles.

: A Very English Village

Exploring the legacy of Eric Gill in Ditchling. The Arts and Crafts artist arrived in 1907 - but his bohemian lifestyle remains controversial within the village. A new episode on Thursday at 9.30pm


Unknown: Eric Gill

: As 8.05pm.

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: Sir Tim Berners-Lee talks to Mark Lawson

the inventor of the worldwide web discusses how he conceived the device that helped to transform the planet

: as 11.05pm

: as 8.05pm

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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