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: Books for Boys

Richard Hammond goes in search of the perfect recipe for a boy's book.


Unknown: Richard Hammond

: The 39 Steps

Classic thriller starring Robert Donat. An innocent man accused of murder is pursued by both the police and an international spy ring.


Unknown: Robert Donat.

: John Buchan: Master of Suspense

New. The author best remembered for penning the novel The Thirty Nine Steps, but also regarded as one of the most overlooked figures in British literature.

: Spy Stories

New. Documentary exploring the relationship between fact and fiction in the mysterious world of British espionage

: Matt Monro: the Man with the Golden Voice

Charting the singer's rise to fame, from working-class Londoner to a performer dubbed the English Sinatra.

: Lead Balloon

: The Cult of

: John Buchan

Master of Suspense

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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

This historical record contains material which some might find offensive
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