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: Journeys from the Centre of the Earth

2/6. How did geology influence ancient Egyptians to build pyramids and the Romans to build circles? With lain Stewart.

: Carry On Campus

Greer and Arthur Smith contribute as Time Shift fondly examines university life, which has gone from being a preserve of the privileged few to an expected rite of passage.


Unknown: Arthur Smith

: The Waughs: Fathers and Sons

New. Talking to relatives and friends, writer Alexander Waugh reflects on the difficult father-son relationships that have affected the upbringing of five generations of his illustrious literary family. The Waugh Trilogy begins tomorrow, 7pm


Unknown: Alexander Waugh

: The Swindle

Federico Fellini 's caustic 1955 tragicomedy about an ageing, small-time con man who sees no future in scamming the poor. Broderick Crawford and Richard Basehart star. In Italian with English subtitles. Review p56.


Unknown: Federico Fellini
Unknown: Broderick Crawford
Unknown: Richard Basehart

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: Proms on Four

Elgar's oratorio The Dream of Gerontius

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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