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: Voyages of Discovery

Revealing the truth behind the first circumnavigation of the world.

: Children's TV on Trial

An insight into the development of children's programming, beginning with its origins in the 1950s, when Andy Pandy and Crackerjack made their television debuts.


Unknown: Andy Pandy

: The Kids' Verdict

Four youngsters aged between ten and 12 are introduced to, and then asked for their verdict on, the BBC children's programmes watched by their parents and grandparents.

: The Cult of ... Tripods

6/6. The history of the sci-fi drama, which, despite being adapted from a trilogy of novels written by John Christopher , only covered two-thirds of the story.


Written By: John Christopher

: Glastonbury

New. Featuring live performances by punk legends Iggy and the Stooges and former Creedence Clearwater
Revival frontman John Fogarty. Further coverage on BBC2 plus
Glastonbury: the Best Bits is on BBC3 at 12.30am. See page 64.
Digital viewers can choose from extra coverage of four different acts (two on Freeview), plus yesterday's top performers, between 7.00pm and 2.00am


Unknown: John Fogarty.

: As 8pm

: As 9pm

: Voyages of Discovery

As 7pm

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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