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: Josephine Baker - the First Black Superstar

The life of the entertainer who exploded taboos of race and sexuality.

: The Perfect Village

Ptolemy Dean visits Alderley Edge in Cheshire and Dedham in Constable country.


Unknown: Ptolemy Dean
Unknown: Alderley Edge

: Up Pompeii

Ludicrus's uncle dies - but conditions apply to his inheritance. Frankie Howerd stars.
More at 8.30pm tomorrow.


Unknown: Frankie Howerd

: I Claudius

7/12. Sejanus wields power in Rome but he has powerful enemies. Patrick Stewart stars. More at 9pm tomorrow.


Unknown: Patrick Stewart

: Lighting Up New York

New. lew Yorker columnist
Adam iopnik guides us inside the Big
Apple - from its age of innocence to its post-9/11 uncertainty.


Unknown: Adam Iopnik

: The King of Comedy (HEX)

Robert De Niro and Jerry Lewis star in Scorsese's comic drama trom 1983. Review p40.


Unknown: Robert de Niro
Unknown: Jerry Lewis

: The Mark Steel Lectures

: Beethoven

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: as 7pm

: as 12.45am

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.

BBC Guidance

This historical record contains material which some might find offensive
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