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: Bleak House

15/15. A pregnant Ada worries about
Richard's health. Esther is forced to turn down true love, and Smallweed makes a shocking discovery.

: Francesco's Venice

4/4. Francesco da Mosto investigates the truth behind the sinking of Venice and reveals what he believes to be the greatest threat to the city.


Unknown: Francesco Da Mosto

: 50 Years of the Today Programme

The history of the Radio 4 breakfast show, which was conceived by Robin Day as a kind of "morning miscellany" programme in and went on to gain huge popularity.
See page 124.


Unknown: Robin Day

: Arena: The Archers

Marking its 56th year on the air, Arena examines the appeal of Radio 4's rural soap, which began in 1951 as a public service programme to help Britain's farmers get back on their feet.

: Arena: The Original Archers

New. A replay of the earliest Archers episode ever recorded.

: Close Up

Documentary looking at the world of the arts.

: As 9pm

: Arena: The Archers

As 10pm

: 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.

BBC Guidance

This historical record contains material which some might find offensive
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