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: Voyages of Discovery

James Cook 's 1768-1771 voyage to find a vast southern continent.
See yesterday's choice.


Unknown: James Cook

: Nation on Film

5/6. New.
David Jason tells the story of trail-blazing pilot Alan Cobham 's mission to get the people of Britain into the skies.


Unknown: David Jason
Unknown: Alan Cobham

: Joan Sutherland: the Reluctant Prima Donna

New. The life and career of the opera star. focusing on the two roles that launched her on the international stage.

: Sight and Sound in Concert:

UB40 A 1983 performance at the Regal Theatre, Hitchin.

: QI

11/12. New. Guests Vic Reeves ,
Roger McGough and Mark Steel join
Alan Davies in the quiz.


Unknown: Vic Reeves
Unknown: Roger McGough
Unknown: Mark Steel
Unknown: Alan Davies

: Don't Watch That, Watch This!

Re-edited news footage.

: The Avengers

The team investigates a dance academy.

: as 9pm

: 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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