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: Fossil Detectives

The team visits the world's largest mammoth skeleton.

: Ways of Seeing

1/4. John Berger explores approaches to art in this 1970s series.


Unknown: John Berger

: Monitor

Five programmes first shown in the vintage BBC arts strand Monitor.
Orson Welles
The actor/director talks to Huw Wheldon.

8.10 Henry Moore at Home
The sculptor discusses his work.

8.30 Larkin and Betjeman
Poet Philip Larkin discusses his life.

8.55. Pop Goes the Easel
A 1962 film on the Pop Art movement.

9.40 Hitchcock and Wheldon
Alfred Hitchcock discusses his career.


Unknown: Orson Welles.
Unknown: Huw Wheldon.
Unknown: Henry Moore
Unknown: Philip Larkin

: The Art of Arts TV

New series 1/3. The Single Arts Film Examining arts-based programmes from the past five decades, starting with a look at art house films, including Ken Russell 's Pop Goes the Easel. See panel.


Unknown: Ken Russell

: The Genius of Photography

Journeys that produced some of the most acclaimed "paper movies", including Robert Frank 's odyssey through 1950s America.


Unknown: Robert Frank

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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