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: Spivs

Images of the spiv - think of Walker in Dad's Army - were common in Britain's postwar period - but while some saw entrepreneurs, others took a dim view.

: Mind Games

Brainy panel game with Simon Singh.


Unknown: Simon Singh.

: Tales from the Palaces

Charity fund-raising for vital repairs to Hampton Court. New.

: Days That Shook the World

The gun rules the day: Wyatt Earp and the gunfight at the OK Corral, plus Al Capone 's hit on rival Chicago mobster Bugsy Malone. New.


Unknown: Wyatt Earp
Unknown: Al Capone
Unknown: Bugsy Malone.

: The Thick of It

2/3. Paranoia mounts with news of a reshuffle, as Armando lannucci 's droll political satire continues. New.


Unknown: Armando Lannucci

: QI

4/12. Witty wordplay with Jeremy Clarkson , Alexander Armstrong , Alan Davies , John Sessions.


Unknown: Jeremy Clarkson
Unknown: Alexander Armstrong
Unknown: Alan Davies
Unknown: John Sessions.

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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.

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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