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: Sounds of the 70s

Hits from the decade that taste forgot.

: Doctor Who

1/4 & 2/4. The Time
Lord (Tom Baker ) discovers that a space station which stores the Earth's population in deep freeze has been invaded by giant insects.


Unknown: Tom Baker

: The Day of the Triffids

3/6 Bill and Jo frantically search for safety from the deadly Triffids stalking the London streets.

: The Martians and Us

3/3. New.
Considering British science fiction's preoccupation with catastrophe, with contributions from Doris Lessing , Will
Self and Kim Newman.


Unknown: Doris Lessing
Unknown: Kim Newman.

: Random Quest

New. Sci-fi drama about a physicist who finds himself in a parallel world, based on a short story by John Wyndham , and starring
Sam West.


Story By: John Wyndham
Unknown: Sam West.

: John Wyndham: the Invisible Man of Science Fiction

The sci-fi author's unusual private life.

: JG Ballard

: Profile

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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

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