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: The Sun

Our relationship with the Sun from Stone Age worship to looking to harness its power.

: Highland Sessions

The talents of Mary Black , Karen Casey and Afro Celt singer larla O'Lionaird.


Unknown: Mary Black
Unknown: Karen Casey

: Lost Highway: the Story of Country Music

2/4. Focusing on Honky Tonk, the tragic rise and fall of Hank Williams and the advent of the Nashville Sound.


Unknown: Hank Williams

: Sing Country: Johnny Cash Special

Concert footage from 1986, plus appearances from June Carter and John Schneider.


Unknown: John Schneider.

: Mose Allison - Ever Since I Stole the Blues

Elvis Costello contributes to a profile of the jazz and blues writer, singer and pianist.


Unknown: Elvis Costello

: The Avengers

A killer with shocking power is attacking scientists. Guest-starring Ray McAnally and Caroline Blakiston.


Unknown: Ray McAnally
Unknown: Caroline Blakiston.

: Gorillas Revisited

see Saturday'schoice

: Wildlife in a War Zone

see Sunday's choice

: as 10.30pm

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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This historical record contains material which some might find offensive
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