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: Thoroughly Modern

Charting the history of items that found popularity in the early 20th century, beginning with the corset.

: The Sky at Night

New. Patrick Moore anticipates the collision of the Milky Way with the galaxy Andromeda.


Unknown: Patrick Moore

: Horizon

The Day the Earth Nearly Died
Almost 250 million years ago, nearly all life on Earth was wiped out in a cataclysm that previously remained a mystery. A trip to Greenland may reveal the answer.

: Horizon Revisited

Dawn of the Dinosaurs. US scientists reveal evidence that suggests dinosaurs may have come into existence thanks to an asteroid impact.

: The Dodo's Guide to Surviving Extinction

New. An investigation into extinction using the Dodo's story as a cautionary tale. See page 78.

: Fanny Hill

1/2. Adaptation of John Cleland 's bawdy novel with Rebecca Night.
11.50 2/2. Fanny becomes mistress of the enigmatic Mr H until he expels her from his home.


Unknown: John Cleland
Unknown: Rebecca Night.

: As 9.50pm

: As 1.20am

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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This historical record contains material which some might find offensive
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