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: Sounds of the Sixties

Music by the Shadows and the Beatles.

: The Avengers

Steed goes for a spot of bird-watching and Emma does a comic strip.

: The Waiting Room

5/5. New.
Prisoners' wives and mothers talk about life, love and why they have to buy the latest trainers for fashion-conscious inmates at HMP Leeds.

: North Korea: Crossing the Line

New. The life of US soldier James Joseph Dresnok, who defected to North Korea in 1962 while keeping the peace in South Korea. He became a star of the country's propaganda machine.


Unknown: James Joseph

: Abduction

New. Documentary, part of the Storyville strand, in which the parents of a Japanese girl who disappeared in 1974 describe how their search for her uncovered a tale of espionage in North Korea.

: Stuck

4/4. Two ad-executives get stuck in traffic. The final part of the Tight Spot season.

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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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