• Show TV Channels

    Hide TV Channels

  • Show Radio Channels

    Hide Radio Channels

  • Show Years

    Hide Years

  • Issues

Close group

Close group

Day Navigation


: Voyages of Discovery

The story of Captain James Cook 's historic 1768 voyage, which led to the British colonisation of New Zealand and Australia.


Unknown: Captain James Cook

: Children's TV on Trial

Oliver Postgate , Peter Firmin and Gordon Murray discuss the evolution of children's television in the 1960s.


Unknown: Oliver Postgate
Unknown: Peter Firmin
Unknown: Gordon Murray

: Goodbye Children Everywhere

A Time Shift documentary that charts the development of children's television from the 1940s to the explosion of choice, which accompanied the introduction of satellite cartoon channels in the 1990s.

: The Cult of.... Blake's 7

An intriguing behind-the-scenes look at the history of the cult British science-fiction series.

: Britpop Now

Damon Albarn presents a montage of live performances from 1995, featuring Blur, Pulp and PJ Harvey.


Unknown: Damon Albarn

: Later ... Presents Brit Beat

New. Jools Holland introduces a compilation of performances by British guitar-pop bands, including Oasis, Blur, Pulp, Manic Street Preachers,
Radiohead and Ash.


Introduces: Jools Holland

: Pulp Goes Public: No Sleep till Sheffield

Following Jarvis Cocker on tour in 1995. which included Sheffield
City Hall

: As 8pm

: As 9pm

: As 7pm

: As 10pm

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
Continue Cancel