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: World News Today;


: The Sky at Night

Patrick Moore explores the universe.
Extended rpt of yesterday's BBC1 show


Unknown: Patrick Moore

: Philby, Burgess and Maclean

Ian Curteis 's acclaimed play, first shown in 1977, about three Soviet spies who infiltrated the British
Foreign Office. See panel.


Unknown: Ian Curteis

: Kenneth Williams: Fantabulosa!

Michael Sheen plays the camp comedian in this dramatisation of his outrageously candid and breathtakingly caustic diaries. See page 70.


Kenneth Williams: Michael Sheen
Joe Orton: Kenny Doughty
Barbara Windsor: Rachel Clarke
Lou Williams: Cheryl Campbell
Charlie Williams: Peter Wight

: Arena: Joe Orton: a Genius like Us

A profile of the darkly comic playwright Joe Orton , exploring his family life, sexuality and short-lived career which was ended when he was murdered by lover Kenneth Halliwell.


Unknown: Joe Orton
Unknown: Kenneth Halliwell.

: Smokey Dives

George Melly looks at the rise of jazz music in postwar Britain. The Hidden Lives strand continues with Reputations: Frankie Howerd tomorrow at 8pm


Unknown: George Melly
Unknown: Frankie Howerd

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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