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: Great Britons - Brunel

A celebration of Isambard Kingdom Brunel's engineering genius to mark the bicentenary of his birth.


Unknown: Isambard Kingdom Brunel

: Days That Shook the World

10/10. The execution of Romanian dictator Nicolae Ceausescu on Christmas Day 1989.


Unknown: Nicolae Ceausescu

: Lloyd George - the People's Champion

New. Huw Edwards pays tribute to an innovative social reformer and Britain's first working-class prime minister. Interviewees include Lord Kinnock, Lord Heseltine and Lord Steel.


Unknown: Huw Edwards

: The Lavender List

Francis Wheen 's dramatised documentary recalls the last days of Harold Wilson 's government and his controversial resignation honours list.
Kenneth Cranham stars.


Unknown: Francis Wheen
Unknown: Harold Wilson
Unknown: Kenneth Cranham

: Backhander: the Poulson Affair

The story of bogus architect John Poulson, whose corrupt empire was built on bribes.


Unknown: John Poulson

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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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