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: Top of the Pops

Vintage edition from 1968, featuring The Foundations, Herman's Hermits and Status Quo. Presented by Jimmy Savile and Dave Cash.


Presenter: Jimmy Savile
Presenter: Dave Cash

: The Hard Sell

How advertisers have used TV commercials to sell children's toys in Britain over the past 40 years.
Narrated by Phill Jupitus.


Narrator: Phill Jupitus

: Only Connect

New. Victoria Coren presents the quiz show of lateral thinking.


Presenter: Victoria Coren

: Growing Babies

2/2. Baby Brainpower.
Laverne Antrobus investigates the development of babies before and after birth, and looks at how they react to people, language and music.


Unknown: Laverne Antrobus

: Inspector Montalbano

New. Montalbano's Croquettes. 2/2
The death of a public works chairman and his wife are initially thought to be accidental, but the inspector spots evidence of another explanation.

: Legends

A celebration of the life and career of Roy Orbison , featuring interviews with Elvis Costello and Bono.


Unknown: Roy Orbison
Unknown: Elvis Costello

: Roy Orbison and Friends

: a Black and White Night

: As 9pm

: As 10pm

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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