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: Fossil Detectives

4/8. Hermione Cockburn abseils the Yorkshire cliffs to try to find evidence of the creatures that once inhabited the area, and the team get a rare view of a new fossil discovery.


Unknown: Hermione Cockburn

: Last Night of the Proms

New. Swansea Prom in the Park
From Singleton Park, the BBC National Orchestra and Chorus of Wales link up with the Royal Albert Hall and parks across the UK for Last Night celebrations. With performances by soprano Rebecca Evans and tenor Alfie Boe. Presented by Gethin Jones. See page 48.
Digital viewers can access programme notes which they can browse during the performance
Proms guide at www.radiotimes.com/proms


Unknown: Royal Albert Hall
Soprano: Rebecca Evans
Tenor: Alfie Boe.
Presented By: Gethin Jones.

: I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue

New. Humphrey Lyttelton night begins with a touring version of the popular Radio 4 panel game, filmed in Salford just three weeks before the veteran host's death. See page 48.


Unknown: Humphrey Lyttelton

: Legends: Humphrey Lyttelton

A celebration of the life and career of Humphrey Lyttelton who, in a career spanning more than 60 years, established himself as a successful band leader and was feted by Louis Armstrong as Britain's best trumpeter.


Unknown: Humphrey Lyttelton
Unknown: Louis Armstrong

: Gagging for It

TV's Hunger for Radio

: as 7pm

: as 11pm

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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