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: World News Today


: The New Avengers

Purdey receives a threat.

: Britain's Best Drives

New. 2/6. The Joy of Motoring strand continues as Richard Wilson takes a drive through the sensational scenery of North Wales in a Ford Zodiac. 47i


Unknown: Richard Wilson

: Touring Britain

New. 1/2. The Victorian Way.
David Heathcote uses an 1887 Baedeker Guide to explore modem-day Britain, uncovering the hidden treasures that were popular with Victorian tourists but are rarely visited today. See panel.


Unknown: David Heathcote
Unknown: Baedeker Guide

: Michael Smith's Drivetime

New. 2/6. The novelist continues his exploration of Britain's obsession with driving by travelling the length of the historic Watling Street.

: We Need Answers

New. 3/3. Wine. Mark Watson , Tim Key and Alex Home present the surreal quiz show with a difference.


Unknown: Mark Watson
Unknown: Tim Key

: The Joy of Motoring

Historian Tristram Hunt presents the story of motoring and how it has changed over the years.


Unknown: Tristram Hunt

: 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.

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This historical record contains material which some might find offensive
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