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: The Sun

Could our closest star's energy one day be safely harnessed for our benefit?

: Time

3/4. New. Michio Kaku explores how our culture and society has developed from a uniquely human awareness of time.


Unknown: Michio Kaku

: The Fine Art of Whistling

New. Storyville arches an eyebrow at the 31st International Whistling
Competition in North Carolina, where competitors, including an investment banker and a turkey hauler, compete with virtuoso renditions of Vivaldi,
Mozart and Texan swing.

: Bloody Kids

Derek O'Connor and Gary Holton star in a 1980 drama by Stephen Poliakoff.
Two bored boys cause mayhem in Essex. Directed by Stephen Frears.
Review page 50.


Unknown: Derek O'Connor
Unknown: Gary Holton
Unknown: Stephen Poliakoff.
Directed By: Stephen Frears.

: Mark Lawson Talks To PD James

The detective novelist talks about a need to write, the two World Wars, religion and death.


Unknown: PD James

: as 7pm

: Proms on Four

Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring

: as 12.30am

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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