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: Sounds of the Sixties

Studio performances from yesteryear.

: The Avengers

Steed meets a dead man - and Emma fights the corpse.
Christopher Lee guest-stars.


[Actor]: Christopher Lee

: Chelsea Pensioners: Once a Soldier

3/8. New. All leave is cancelled as the recruits are ordered to the parade ground on Founders Day, where the Queen will be taking the salute.

: Edwardians In Colour

1/5. The journeys of photographers who travelled the globe after the invention of the first true colour picture system in 1907.

: Frontline Iraq

3/3. The Welsh Cavalry Regiment move on to Baghdad and Basra on the final leg of their tour. It's their third tour in as many years and the strain is beginning to tell.

: Mission Accomplished: Langan in Iraq

Investigating the breakdown in relations between the occupying forces and the Iraqi people.

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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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This historical record contains material which some might find offensive
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