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: Sounds of the 70s

Featuring glam rock, disco and punk.

: Doctor Who: Spearhead from Space

1 & 2/4. Jon Pertwee makes his debut as the Doctor, the first of five programmes tonight in the Science Fiction Britannia strand.


Dr Who: Jon Pertwee

: The Day of the Triffids

1/6. A hospital patient awakes to find Londoners blinded by a meteorite shower.

: The Martians and Us

New series
I 1/3. Exploring the roots of British science fiction, beginning with a look at our preoccupation with aliens. Arthur C Clarke , Brian Aldiss and Doris Lessing offer their views.


Unknown: Arthur C Clarke
Unknown: Brian Aldiss
Unknown: Doris Lessing

: A for Andromeda

Remake of the 60s sci-fi tale, in which two scientists pick up a signal from another galaxy containing plans for a computer.

: HG Wells: War with the World

Dramatised profile of the author, based on his autobiography. Wells gained acclaim for his novels before writing prophetic non-fiction. The Science Fiction Britannia strand continues tomorrow 710pm.

: 40 Minutes On

: as 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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