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: The History of the Curly Perm

A look back at the hairstyle that was the coiffure of choice for every fashionable rock star and footballer in the late 1970s.

: Top of the Pops: Christmas 1994

The Pop! What Is It Good For? season continues with this festive edition of the music show from 1994.

: Girls and Boys: Sex andBritish Pop

Recounting the changing attitudes of the 1990s, when Manchester became the centre of the music universe and young people began shedding their inhibitions.

: The 1990s: Pop on Trial

New. Stuart Maconie , Goldie, Caitlin Moran and Paolo Hewitt discuss the merits of the 1990s music scene.
See panel. Pop on Trial: the Final is tomorrow at 10pm


Unknown: Stuart MacOnie
Unknown: Caitlin Moran
Unknown: Paolo Hewitt

: George Michael: a Different Ute

Candid profile of the celebrated, often controversial, singer who talks openly about his childhood, the death of his partner and his struggles with record label Sony. See panel.

: Factory

Manchester from
Joy Division to Happy Mondays

: As 10pm

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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