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: How the Edwardians Spoke

Joan Washington uncovers German recordings of prisoners of war from the First World War that reveal how British people spoke at the time.


Unknown: Joan Washington

: The 1970s Edwardbn Resurrection

Style commentator Peter York explores the revival of Edwardiana in the early 70s. (5)


Commentator: Peter York

: Ian Hislop's Scouting for Boys

The Private Eye editor uncovers the story behind Robert Baden-Powell 's handbook which kick-started the Scout movement.


Unknown: Robert Baden-Powell

: Edwardian Supersize Me

Giles Coren and Sue Perkins agree to spend a week on the typical diet of a wealthy Edwardian couple.


Unknown: Giles Coren
Unknown: Sue Perkins

: Britain in Pictures

New. 2/6. The photographic challenge reaches the Midlands and Wales where
Gary Knight shoots the new Bullring in Birmingham and Mike Perry takes photos of the abandoned quarries of Porthgain, Pembrokeshire.


Unknown: Gary Knight
Unknown: Mike Perry

: Miss Marie Lloyd: the Queen of the Music Hall

Jessie Wallace takes the title role in a drama about the turbulent life and times of the music-hall artist.
The Edwardian Larder is on tomorrow at 10.50pm


Marie Lloyd: Jessie Wallace

: Miss Marie Lloyd

the Queen of the Music Hall

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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