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: People's Century

A look at British society circa 1900.

: The Phoenix and the Carpet

1/6 Fantasy starring David Suchet. A group of children discover a magic carpet and a talking bird that whisks them off on the adventure of a lifetime.


Unknown: David Suchet.

: Edwardian Supersize Me

New. Giles Coren and Sue Perkins take up residence in a reconstructed
Edwardian household, where they live on a gourmet diet from the era.
GOOD FOOD MAGAZINE has two Edwardian recipes in its May issue, priced £2.99 Brand designs: page 24


Unknown: Giles Coren
Unknown: Sue Perkins

: Smiley's People

1/6. The seminal 1980s dramatisation of John le Carre 's spy novel, starring Alec Guinness and Michael Elphick.


Unknown: John Le Carre
Unknown: Alec Guinness
Unknown: Michael Elphick.

: Spiral

8/8. The events leading up to the Andrescu sisters' murders are reconstructed using Benoit's recollections. In French with English subtitles.

: As 9pm.

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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