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: World News Today


: The Sky at Night

New. Chris Lintott spends the night using the giant Keck telescope and meets alien hunter Dr Jill Tarter from the Seti Institute.


Unknown: Chris Lintott
Unknown: Dr Jill Tarter

: The Hard Sell

How advertisers have used sexuality to sell their products on British TV over the past 50 years.

: Only Connect

New. Victoria Coren presents a quiz show testing lateral thinking. <s)


Unknown: Victoria Coren

: Growing Babies

1/2. War in the Womb. Laverne Antrobus investigates how pregnancy can determine human development, looking at the battle for survival of mothers and babies from conception to birth.

: Wallander

New. 2/2. Mastermind. The disappearance of a policeman's daughter appears to be linked to a grisly murder, and it seems the killer can anticipate every move in Wallander's investigation. In
Swedish with English subtitles.

: Growing Babies

As 9pm.

: CHOICE: Only Yesterday: the Carpenters' Story

The troubled lives of Richard and Karen Carpenter. See panel

: The Carpenters

a World of Music

: As 7.30pm

: As 8.30pm

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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