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: Homes for Heroes

Archive film explores the architectural legacy of the postwar years, from the Royal Festival Hall to the prefabricated
"homes for heroes".

: The World

With Zeinab Badawi.
Followed by Weather


Unknown: Zeinab Badawi.

: Mind Games

Raj Persaud and Steve Leonard join Kathy Sykes and Michael Rosen as they try to make an egg float and escape from tightly bound ropes. With Marcus du Sautoy.


Unknown: Raj Persaud
Unknown: Steve Leonard
Unknown: Kathy Sykes
Unknown: Michael Rosen
Unknown: Marcus du Sautoy.

: Tales from the Palaces

Witch marks to ward off malign forces are discovered in the rafters of Kew
Palace in Surrey, and graffiti scratched by wretched captives in for the Tower of London is preserved. Narrated by Robert Lindsay. New.


Unknown: Robert Lindsay.

: A Very English Village

At one time. the Sandrock Inn was at the heart of Ditchling, East Sussex - but now the pub is under threat from developers. The villagers mount a spirited fight against an unpopular planning proposal - but is it enough to delay last orders? New.

: Sounds of the Sixties

Groovy archive pop.

: People like Us

5/6; series one.
Chris Langham 's spoof documentary series. Film-maker Roy Mallard meets a former town planner seeking his big break as a photographer.


Unknown: Chris Langham
Unknown: Roy Mallard

: Arrested Development

Season two. Michael reunites with an old flame, but faces opposition. Liza Minnelli and Ed Begley Jr guest. New. Repeated Sunday BBC2


Unknown: Liza Minnelli

: As 7pm.

: as 9pm

: as 9.30pm

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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