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: 100 Great Painters

William Turner's The Burning of the Houses of Parliament.


Unknown: William Turner

: Sense and Sensation

Exploration of the arts in Georgian London.

: Sounds of the Eighties

Another round of musical memories and crimes against fashion.

: Soul Deep - the Story of Black Popular Music

3/6. Berry Gordy 's rise from a Detroit car-production line worker to head of Motown. The songwriting team Holland-Dozier-Holland and Mary Wilson of the Supremes contribute.
First shown on BBC2


Unknown: Berry Gordy
Unknown: Mary Wilson

: In Concert: the PointerSisters

An early performance from the US R&B group from 1974.

: Robert Wyatt: Free Will and Testament

From 2003. the ex-Soft Machine singer performs six songs and talks of his life and work.

: The History of the Curly Perm

From the tresses of 1970s glam rock to the "poodle" perms of the 80s.

: How Vietnam Was Lost


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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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