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: World News Today


: The Cult of Sunday Night: Poldark

How the Cornwall-set drama became a huge success, despite behind-the-scenes rows and author Winston Graham's refusal to allow the BBC to create their own storylines.
See choice, page 75.

: The Great British Sunday

Sean Lock narrates a nostalgic look at time-worn Sunday traditions, including Out of Town presenter Jack Hargreaves 's weekly reports, a weekend institution for an entire generation.


Unknown: Sean Lock
Presenter: Jack Hargreaves

: Savile Row

New. 3/3. The tailors face possibly their greatest challenge - recruiting a crew of young apprentices to win over a new generation of rich clients who are unaccustomed to the bespoke service. See panel.

: The Cult of Sunday Night

As 7.30pm.

: Summits

3/3. David Reynolds recalls the first meeting between US president Ronald Reagan and Soviet premier
Mikhail Gorbachev , held in 1985.


Unknown: David Reynolds
Unknown: Ronald Reagan
Unknown: Mikhail Gorbachev

: The Great British Sunday

As 8pm.

: Savile Row

: Summits

: Savile Row

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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