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: Masterpieces of the BritishMuseum

3/6. Twelfth-century chess pieces from the Hebrides.

: In Search of Medieval Britain

6/6. Myths and legends depicted on the Gough map.

: The Book Quiz

1/7; series two. Literary challenge with Kirsty Wark.


Unknown: Kirsty Wark.

: Agatha Christie: a Life in Pictures

Docu-drama about the bestselling crime novelist of the 20th century, portraying her experiences of nursing in the Great War and marriages to war hero Archie Christie and archaeologist Max Mallowan. Starring Olivia Williams.


Unknown: Archie Christie
Unknown: Max Mallowan.
Unknown: Olivia Williams.

: The Poisoner

New. 1/2. Period drama starring Muriel Robin. A French radio reporter decides to cover the story of Marie Besnard , who was accused in 1947 of poisoning her husband. See panel.


Unknown: Muriel Robin.
Unknown: Marie Besnard

: Mad Men

10/13. Long Weekend. The agency loses a lucrative client.
Shown last Saturday on BBC2
12.25am 11/13. Indian Summer. Peggy is asked to promote an accessory.
For cast see page 96

: The Book Quiz

: The Book Quiz

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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