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: World News Today


: Sir John Meets the Press

Press conference from 1957 discussing the Wolfenden Report.

: The Naked Civil Servant

Bafta Award-winning dramatisation of writer Quentin Crisp's autobiography starring John Hurt. See panel.


Quentin Crisp: John Hurt

: Consenting Adults

New. Drama revealing how pillar of the British establishment Jack Wolfenden helped bring about the legalisation of homosexuality. See page 90.


Unknown: Jack Wolfenden
Jack Wolfenden: Charles Dance
Jeremy Wolfenden: Sean Biggerstaff
Jill Wolfenden: Samantha Bond
Charley Bullard: Matt Ryan
PC Butcher: Mark Gatlss
Academic: David Bamber

: Arena: The Strange Story of Joe Meek

A profile of the eccentric, pioneering 1960s record producer who committed suicide in 1967. See panel.

: Gay MPs: Pride and Prejudice in Politics

The changing attitude toward homosexuality among MPs.

: The Legend of Leigh Bowery

Face to Face: Gilbert Harding tomorrow 7.30pm

: As 9pm

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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