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: Mark Lawson Talks to IanRankin

Interview with the Scottish novelist and regular Newsnight Review contributor best known for his Inspector John Rebus novels.


Unknown: John Rebus

: Conan Doyle for the Defence

Two real-life cases the author handled in his role as a detective. His investigations helped a vicar's son accused of killing horses and a German Jew set to hang for murder.

: Reichenbach Falls

The paths of DI Jim Buchan and crime writer Jack Harvey are brought together when a 100-year-old body is discovered beneath the streets of Edinburgh. One-off thriller starring Alec Newman.


Unknown: Di Jim Buchan
Unknown: Jack Harvey
Unknown: Alec Newman.

: Arena: Chelsea Hotel

Profile of New York's legendary hotel, which has been a haven and an inspiration for artists and writers.

: Arena: Tales of Rock 'n' Roll -a Walk on the Wild Side

The story behind Lou's Reed famous 1972 rock song Walk on the Wild side, which offers a thinly-veiled biography of regulars at Andy Warhol 's studio.


Unknown: Andy Warhol

: Proms on Four

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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