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: Lefties

1/3. Vanessa Engle looks back at the 1970s and 80s, a time when the extreme left was a significant force and many lived out their commitment to a political cause. See Wednesday's choice.


Unknown: Vanessa Engle

: Sounds of the Sixties

Focusing on America's leading protest singers of the 1960s.

: Folk Britannia

2/3. How the hippie generation repackaged folk to appeal to a wider audience during the 1960s. New.

: Folk at the BBC

Compilation, featuring such artists as Donovan, Richard Thompson , Pentangle and Sandy Denny. New.


Unknown: Richard Thompson
Unknown: Sandy Denny.

: This Is Genius

The team behind
Radio 4 comedy Paperback Hell come to TV with this look at fictional folk legend Lucas Wilson II - as seen through the eyes of his emotionally unstable daughter Guinevere. New.


Unknown: Lucas Wilson

: The Avengers

Steed goes off the rails. John Laurie guests.


Unknown: John Laurie

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: as 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.

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