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: Monsoon Railway

1/2. How
India faces a four-month battle every year to keep trains running.

: The Unsteady Chough

Animation about a boozy bird up at
Oxford. Terry Jones narrates.

: The Flipside of Dominick Hide

1/2. Spooks star Peter Firth heads the cast of Alan Gibson 's 1980 Play for
Today about a time traveller.


Unknown: Peter Firth
Unknown: Alan Gibson

: Mr Loveday's Little Outing

A dramatisation of Evelyn Waugh 's satire on upper-class insanity. Prunella Scales and David Warner star.


Unknown: Evelyn Waugh
Unknown: Prunella Scales
Unknown: David Warner

: Our Hidden Lives

Richard Briers ,
Ian McDiarmid and Lesley Sharp star in a dramatisation of Simon Garfield 's novel set in uncertain times following the Second World War.


Unknown: Richard Briers
Unknown: Ian McDiarmid
Unknown: Lesley Sharp
Unknown: Simon Garfield

: Living with Modernism

The Firs in Hampstead, north London, designed in the late 1950s by architect Patrick Gwynne.


Unknown: Patrick Gwynne.

: The Mark Steel Lectures

The comedian takes an irreverent look at the life of Karl Marx.

: Fathers and Sons

the Waughs: the literary dynasty's family ties

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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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