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: World News Today


: Versailles Stories

4/6. Fountains and Fireworks. Staff prepare for the Grandes Eaux - a summer fountain display.

: The Thirties In Colour

4/4. End of an Era. Jack Cardiff's travelogues, which were shot all over
Europe and the Middle East.

: Stephen Fry: Guilty Pleasures

The actor reveals some of his favourite indulgences, including darts.

: Only Connect

Victoria Coren presents a quiz show of patience and lateral thinking.


Unknown: Victoria Coren

: The Story of Asthma Island

New. A scientist embarks on a solitary guest to discover why nearly half the population of Tristan da Cunha, one of the most remote inhabited islands in the world, suffers from asthma.

: Charlie Brooker's Screenwipe

New. 4/6. The critic's spotlight falls on "mission" documentaries, before he embarks on a quest to create his own entry into the genre.

: Hancock and Joan

Drama-documentary based on John
Le Mesurier's autobiography. Ken Stott and Maxine Peake star.


Unknown: Ken Stott
Unknown: Maxine Peake

: As 10.30pm

: As 9pm

: Only Connect

: Only Connect

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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