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: Journeys into the Ring of Fire

2/4. lain Stewart asks why Californians are prepared to live with the high risk of earthquakes.

: My Dad Was a Communist

Alexei Sayle and David Aaronovitch take a tongue-in-cheek look at their youthful experiences of communist dogma. Part of Communist Jokes night.


Unknown: Alexei Sayle
Unknown: David Aaronovitch

: Mark Lawson Talks to Alexei Sayle

New. An interview with the straight-talking comedian renowned for his Marxist political views.

: Hammer and Tickle

New. How jokes became the language of truth under the oppressive Communist regimes of the Soviet Union and its satellites, from bitter quips denouncing Stalin's gulags to digs at the technology gap of the 1970s and the cynicism of the 1980s. Part of Storyville.

: As 7pm.

: The Orange Revolution

Political activists in Ukraine.

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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