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: Time

3/4. Theoretical physicist
Dr Michio Kaku tries to pin down the beginning of time.


Unknown: Dr Michio Kaku

: Family Ties

10/10. A fairground owner researches the life of his lion-taming great-grandfather.

: George Clinton - Tales of Dr Funkenstein

New. While talking to film-maker Don Letts, the far-out godfather of funk recalls Parliament,
Funkadelic and his collaborations with Dr Dre and Snoop Dogg.


Unknown: Don Letts

: Sight and Sound in Concert:Thin Lizzy

Phil Lynott and co perform
Jailbreak, Cold Sweat and The Boys Are Back in Town. From 1983.


Unknown: Phil Lynott

: QI

6/13. New. Phill Jupitus , John
Sessions, Jimmy Carr and Alan Davies join quizmaster Stephen Fry.


Unknown: Phill Jupitus
Unknown: Jimmy Carr
Unknown: Alan Davies
Unknown: Stephen Fry.

: Lead Balloon

Did Rick (Jack Dee ) accidentally kill a popular entertainer? See Wednesday's choice.


Unknown: Jack Dee

: The Avengers

A "fertiliser fiend" stalks rural areas.

: as 9pm

: Lead Balloon

: Hungary 1956


: as 9pm

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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