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: Journeys from the Centre of the Earth

3/6. Geology has had a huge influence on the history of art. Dr lain Stewart investigates.

: Dinner with Portillo

Michael Portillo hosts as Baroness Williams, PD James , Katharine Whitehorn and Sir Bernard Ingham exchange memories of the postwar years. New.


Unknown: Michael Portillo
Unknown: Pd James
Unknown: Katharine Whitehorn
Unknown: Bernard Ingham

: Days that Shook the World

New series 1/8. 1951: Guy Burgess and Donald Maclean flee for Moscow. 1953: Julius and Ethel Rosenberg are to be executed for passing atomic secrets to the Soviets.


Unknown: Guy Burgess
Unknown: Donald MacLean
Unknown: Ethel Rosenberg

: My Life as a Spy

Alan Bennett and Michael Frayn guest as Leslie Woodhead takes a wry look back on his Cold War snooping years.


Unknown: Alan Bennett
Unknown: Michael Frayn
Unknown: Leslie Woodhead

: Odd Man Out

James Mason is an escaped prisoner on the run in Carol Reed's drama, which shows much of the invention of his later The Third Man.
Review page 93.


Unknown: James Mason

: John Wyndham:

the Invisible Man of Sconce Fiction See Saturday's choice

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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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