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: Sounds of the Seventies

Glamtastic gems aplenty.

: Mark Lawson Talks to Engelbert Humperdinck

New. The Leicester love god and crooner is captured in conversation. Engelbert contributes to The Story of Light Entertainment on BBC2 at 9.35pm

: The Cy Coleman Story

Neil Simon, Shirley MacLaine, Jim Dale, Larry Gelbart and Lucie Arnaz contribute to a profile of the great American composer.


Unknown: Neil Simon
Unknown: Shirley MacLaine
Unknown: Jim Dale
Unknown: Larry Gelbart
Unknown: Lucie Arnaz

: Wag the Dog

Dustin Hoffman and Robert De Niro are the leads in Barry Levinson 's starstudded spin doctor satire from 1997. Review page 42. Dustin Hoffman is in All the President's Men tomorrow at 10.15pm


Unknown: Dustin Hoffman
Unknown: Robert de Niro
Unknown: Barry Levinson
Unknown: Dustin Hoffman

: Ten Things You Didn't Know about Volcanos

There's more to volcanos than destruction, Iain Stewart shows their useful properties.

: As 7.10pm.

: The Mark Steel Lectures

Leonardo Da Vinci

: as 8.10pm

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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