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: Paul Merton's Silent Clowns

1/4. The TV personality reveals his silent comedy heroes.

: The Perfect Village

1/7. Ptolemy
Dean visits Alderley Edge in Cheshire and Dedham in Essex.

: Mortgaged to the Yanks

Documentary about Britain's multi-billion dollar Second World War debt to its ally America.

: The History of the Curly Perm

Experts take a look back at the hairstyle that was the coiffure of choice for every fashionable glam rocker and footballer in the late 1970s.

: The Old Grey Whistle Test Story

New. Between 1971 and 1987, The Old Grey Whistle Test was must-see viewing for music fans everywhere. This documentary examines the history of the much-loved show.

: The Whistle Test Years

Highlights from 1971/72.
11.50 2/5. From 1973.

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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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