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: Sounds of the Sixties

Performances from yesteryear.

: The Avengers

A London hotel conceals a sinister secret.

: Up Pompeii

8/13. Ludicrus discovers he will inherit 10,000 drachma on the condition he has a son named after his recently departed uncle.

: 40 Minutes On

8/10. New. A documentary on life in the former mining village of Deri, South Wales, followed by an update on how local people have fared since the cameras left.

: Lead Balloon

5/6. Rick buys a scooter but worries about his image.
See yesterday's choice.

: The Late Edition

6/13; series
three. New. Topical comedy. 713648Z

: I Claudius

7/12. Sejanus seeks permission to marry Livilla.

: The Haunted Airman

Dramatisation of Dennis Wheatley 's horror story.
See Tuesday's choice.


Unknown: Dennis Wheatley

: 40 Minutes On

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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This historical record contains material which some might find offensive
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