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: The Story of Maths

The 17th-century work of Descartes and Newton, including developments in geometry and calculus.

: Wilderness Explored

How blank spots on the map of the world came to be filled, beginning with the Arctic.

: In Love with Barbara

New. Drama exploring the life of Barbara Cartland , starring Anne Reid and Sinead Matthews. The story follows her attempts to forge a career in the 1920s and 30s to her emergence as one of England's top writers of romantic novels. See page 58. Simulcast on the BBC HD channel The Romantic Fiction season continues Thu 9pm The Inside Story: page 58
What Anne Reid is watching: page


Unknown: Barbara Cartland
Unknown: Anne Reid
Unknown: Sinead Matthews.
Unknown: Anne Reid

: The Book Programme: Barbara Cartland

In an interview from 1979,
Robert Robinson meets the prolific novelist at her home in Hertfordshire.


Unknown: Robert Robinson

: Mark Lawson Talks to John le Carré

Author John le Carre discusses his life and work. Now famous for his espionage thrillers, the writer started as a reaHife spy.


Unknown: John Le Carre

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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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