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: The Avengers

Steed visits the barber - but it's Emma who ends up having a close shave.

: The Waiting Room

1/5. Clients in a Brixton nail bar talk about their dreams in this insight into contemporary British life.

: The Addictions of Sin -WH Auden in His Own Words

Narrative film exploring the places and events that shaped the poet's literary imagination, charting a journey from his birthplace in York to his eventual move to the US.

: Tell Me the Truth about Love:WH Auden

Friends of the influential poet share their memories.

: Number 13

Dramatisation of an MR James short story, starring
Greg Wise.


Unknown: Mr James
Unknown: Greg Wise.

: Charlie Brooker's Screen Wipe

3/4. Satirical swipe at TV.

: as 8.30pm

: as 9pm

: Number 13

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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