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: Primate Primers

The social organisation of bonobos, apes living in the forests of central Africa.

: Trouble at the Top

Following the return to business of failed airline boss Freddie Laker.


Unknown: Freddie Laker.

: The Way We Went Wild

Profiles of television presenters Johnny Morris and Bill Oddie.


Presenters: Johnny Morris
Presenters: Bill Oddie.

: Travels with a Tangerine

New series 1/3. Tim Mackintosh -
Smith traces the route of 14th-century scholar ibn Battutah, who undertook a 30-year pilgrimage from Tangiers to Mecca covering 75,000 miles.


Unknown: Tim MacKintosh

: Great British Holidays

Transforming a run-down Turkish hotel into a five-star resort.

: Summer Holiday

Musical comedy starring Cliff Richard and Lauri Peters. Four London transport mechanics decide to run a European travel service using double-decker buses and set out on their first trip bound for Athens. Review page 45.


Unknown: Cliff Richard
Unknown: Lauri Peters.

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: Holidays in the Danger Zone

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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.

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