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: Last Days of Steam

Why hundreds of steam-powered trains were built in Britain in the 1950s, even though governments around the world were investing in electric tracks and diesel. Part of the Time Shift strand.

: Only Connect

New. Victoria Coren presents a quiz show of patience and lateral thinking, where contestants make connections between things which at first do not appear to be linked. See paneL


Unknown: Victoria Coren

: The Story of Maths

New. 3/4. Marcus du Sautoy examines the 17th-century work of Descartes and Newton, including developments in geometry and calculus. Plus the puzzle of Fermat's Last Theorem.
See panel. www.open2.net


Unknown: Marcus du Sautoy

: Shot in Bombay

New. This Storyville documentary looks at the shady backroom deals, criminal investigations and film-making arts that contribute to the popular Indian cinema industry in Bollywood. See page 76.

: O Monsoon Railway

2/2. Documentary following life on India's rail network through the monsoon season, tracing the efforts of three workers to keep trains running.

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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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