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: Sounds of the Sixties

A look at the hits from yesteryear.

: Return of the Hero

Exploring the modern reinvention of the adventure book.

: Adventure for Boys: the LostWorlds of Rider Haggard

Benedict Allen presents a profile of Victorian writer H Rider Haggard.


Unknown: Benedict Allen

: John Buchan: Master of Suspense

He's best remembered for penning the novel The Thirty Nine Steps, but is also regarded as one of the most overlooked figures in British literature. Contributors, including Jeffrey Archer , seek to redress that wrong in this absorbing documentary.


Unknown: Jeffrey Archer

: The Thick of It

Spin doctor Malcolm Tucker tries to keep control as the Government and the Opposition make bids for power.


Malcolm Tucker: Peter Capaldi

: From Ranch to Raunch

A look at the hedonism of the 1970s.

: John Buchan

Master of Suspense

: Adventure for Boys

the Lost Worlds of Rider Haggard

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.

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