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: Better or Worse

A young girl's fight with failing vision.

: A Little Light Music: Friday Night Is Music Night

Roy Hudd joins the BBC Concert Orchestra for a TV version of the radio favourite. With Janis Kelly. New.


Unknown: Roy Hudd
Unknown: Janis Kelly.

: A Little Light Music: Music for Everybody!

Brian Kay narrates a look at melodies that dominated postwar British radio. New.


Presenter: Brian Kay

: Michelangelo's Drawings:Closer to the Master

The amazing evolution of some of the world's most celebrated artwork is revealed by Neil MacGregor. New.


Unknown: Neil MacGregor.

: Searle's Progress

Steve Bell ,
Gerald Scarfe and Posy Simmonds contribute to a look at the life and work of Ronald Searle - whose art opens the following film. New.


Unknown: Steve Bell
Unknown: Gerald Scarfe
Unknown: Posy Simmonds
Unknown: Ronald Searle

: The Happiest Days of YourLife

Margaret Rutherford and Alastair Sim star in the delightful
1950 comedy. Review p52.


Unknown: Alastair Sim

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: as 7.10pm

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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