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: Born to Be Wild

New. 5/6. Featuring a group of amateur naturalists who study butterflies and moths, including one individual who has taught himself to identify all 2,500 British species. See panel.

: The Way We Travelled

2/3. The Journeys of Discovery season continues with a look back at the rivalry between ITV and the BBC when holiday shows went mainstream. Presenters including Jill Dando and Judith Chalmers explore alluring locations.


Unknown: Jill Dando
Unknown: Judith Chalmers

: Travellers' Century

New. 2/3. Benedict Allen re-creates Laurie Lee 's 1935 journey across
Spain as a 20-year-old penniless poet, a trip that was captured in his book As / Walked Out One Midsummer
Morning. See page 98.


Unknown: Benedict Allen
Unknown: Laurie Lee

: Journeys into the Ring of Fire

3/4. lain Stewart tours the perilous and spectacular landscape of the Pacific Rim.

: BBC Four Sessions - Nick Lowe

An acoustic set at LSO St Luke's in London, accompanied by a specially assembled band. Songs include Cruel to Be Kind and Beast in Me.

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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.

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