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: World News Today


: Ways of Seeing

4/4. John Berger discusses how we miss the connection between advertising images and oil paintings.


Unknown: John Berger

: A History of British Art

New. Andrew Graham-Dixon examines the rich visual world of the aristocracy, as seen through the eyes of 18th-century artists. See panel.


Unknown: Andrew Graham-Dixon

: David Hockney's Secret Knowledge

The artist argues that primitive forms of photography were in use as early as the 15th century, a theory that could explain the mysteries surrounding many famous paintings.

: The Art of Arts TV

3/3. The Landmark Arts Series. The final film in the series examining arts-based programmes from the past five decades explores the monumental cultural impact of landmark series, such as Kenneth Clark 's Civilisation from 1969. See page 88.


Unknown: Kenneth Clark

: Arena: the Waugh Trilogy

The first of three programmes about the life and career of author
Evelyn Waugh , from his childhood and Oxford University days to his first failed marriage and early writing success with classics such as Decline and Fall.


Unknown: Evelyn Waugh

: Arena

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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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