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: World News Today


: A Pembrokeshire Farm

Nature proffers a hindering hand to
Griff Rhys Jones 's project.


Unknown: Griff Rhys Jones

: The Genius of Photography

Taking in the decades following the First World War when the camera became a tool of relentless objectivity in the hands of some.

: Visions of the Future

New series. 1/3. Michio Kaku presents a look at the rise of artificial intelligence, explaining how creating robots with human-like intelligence may become possible. See panel. <s)


Unknown: Michio Kaku

: Things to Come

Science-fiction epic starring Raymond Massey. In 1940, the inhabitants of the city of Everytown are bracing themselves for war. Decades of conflict and disease are to follow until a leader emerges to offer hope of a new civilisation. Review page 60.
Director William Cameron Menzies (1936, PG)


Unknown: Raymond Massey.
Director: William Cameron Menzies

: The Martians and Us

Examining the roots of British science fiction, which is known for its dark and edgy style. Arthur C Clarke ,
Steve Jones , Brian Aldiss and Doris Lessing offer their views.


Unknown: Arthur C Clarke
Unknown: Steve Jones
Unknown: Brian Aldiss
Unknown: Doris Lessing

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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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