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: Natural Selection

Reports on issues affecting wildlife.

: Arena: The Archers

Marking its
56th year on the air, Arena examines the enduring appeal of Radio 4's rural soap. The everyday tale has evolved slowly over the years, but reached new heights in November with its 15,000th episode about a love triangle.
See yesterday's choice.

: Lead Balloon

1/6. Cynical comedian Rick Spleen is asked to front a recycling campaign.


Unknown: Rick Spleen

: Knowing Me, Knowing Yule -with Alan Partridge

Spectacular seasonal party.

: Mark Lawson Talks to Armando Iannucci

New. The interviewer meets writer, performer and producer Armando Iannucci.


Producer: Armando Iannucci

: The Thick of It

New. Festive edition. Spin doctor Malcolm Tucker attempts to keep control as the Government and the Opposition both make bids for power.


Unknown: Malcolm Tucker

: As 7.20pm.

: as 8.20pm

: as 10.30pm

: as 9.30pm

: as 7.20pm

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.

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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