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: The Planets

5/8. The quest to understand the centre of our solar system - the Sun.

: Days That Shook the World

6/10. How the "Hitler Diaries" caused media chaos in 1983.

: Rude Britannia

From Pygmalion to Paxman, Time Shift traces the cult of plain-speaking. Narrated by Tamsin Greig. New.


Narrator: Tamsin Greig

: Till Death Us Do Part

Alf has a broken leg in this 1972 helping of the vintage sitcom.

: Fawlty Towers

Basil seeks a better class of clientele for the hotel in the very first episode.

: The Young Ones

The gang go on a final summer holiday.

: The Thick of It

Hugh lies to a Select Committee.

: In Praise of Hardcore

Rob Brydon plays critic and impresario Kenneth Tynan in this funny and touching drama set in 1960s London. Also starring Catherine McCormack and Julian Sands.


Unknown: Rob Brydon
Unknown: Kenneth Tynan
Unknown: Catherine McCormacK
Unknown: Julian Sands.

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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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