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: Reading the Decades

Frederick Forsyth , Andrew Davies ,
Clive James and David Attenborough discuss 1950s bestsellers.


Unknown: Frederick Forsyth
Unknown: Andrew Davies
Unknown: Clive James
Unknown: David Attenborough

: Thoroughly Modern Antiques

4/4. How, for many, the "New Look" was only ever a dream.

: Soho Boho

The spiritual home of Francis Bacon , Dylan Thomas and Quentin Crisp , Soho was a bohemian centre in London. Anthony Howell narrates a look back. New.


Unknown: Francis Bacon
Unknown: Dylan Thomas
Unknown: Quentin Crisp
Unknown: Anthony Howell

: The Lost Pictures of EugeneSmith

Time Shift investigates how
Life magazine's opposition to Attlee's radical Labour government inspired them to suppress photographs of the 1950 general election. New.

: The High Culture for All in Postwar Britain

Alan Sillitoe , Richard Baker
and Jill Balcon discuss high culture on the air. New. 46Z


Unknown: Alan Sillitoe
Unknown: Richard Baker
Unknown: Jill Balcon

: Noose

1948 thriller. A journalist exposes a brutal gangster. Carole Landis stars.


Unknown: Carole Landis

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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.

BBC Guidance

This historical record contains material which some might find offensive
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