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: The Life and Times of El Niño

How global warming could turn this fearsome natural phenomenon into something even worse.

: Olympic Architecture - after the Circus Leaves Town

How can planners for London's Olympics ensure a positive impact on surrounding communities? And what lessons can be learnt fiom former host cities? Contributors include architect Lord Norman Foster.


Unknown: Lord Norman Foster

: Backhander: the Poulson Affair

New. In the 1960s, architect John Poulson led the race to rebuild postwar Britain. Incredibly, he was a fake, with a corrupt empire built on bribes: at his bankruptcy hearing, over 300 officials were implicated.


Unknown: John Poulson

: Our Friends in the North

1995: the four friends are reunited when Nicky's mother dies.

: Time Shift: Tyneside

From Andy Capp to the Angel, "Time Shift" pays tribute to Tyneside's cultural gems.

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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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