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: A Story of the Circus

Time Shift looks back at how the circus experience was brought into the front rooms of people throughout the UK thanks to television.

: Proms in the Park

New. Live coverage of the BBC
Scottish Symphony Orchestra's open-air concert at Glasgow Green. Featuring performances by the National Youth Choir of Scotland, bass-baritone Jonathan Lemalu , cellist Julian Lloyd Webber and the Peatbog Faeries. Plus trombonist John Kenny playing the carnyx, an ancient Pictish war horn. Presented by Sally Magnusson and Jamie MacDougall.
Digital viewers press red to view coverage from other Proms in the Park around the country


Bass-Baritone: Jonathan Lemalu
Unknown: Julian Lloyd Webber
Unknown: John Kenny
Presented By: Sally Magnusson
Presented By: Jamie MacDougall.

: Stephen Fry: 50 Not Out

To mark the comedian's 50th birthday this year, friends and collaborators, including Hugh Laurie , celebrate a career in entertainment spanning more than 25 years.


Unknown: Hugh Laurie

: QI

Stephen Fry hosts the baffling quiz with interesting answers. Panellists are Jimmy Carr , Rory McGrath ,
Alan Davies and Sean Lock.


Unknown: Stephen Fry
Unknown: Jimmy Carr
Unknown: Rory McGrath
Unknown: Alan Davies
Unknown: Sean Lock.

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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