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: The New Avengers

Prominent figures die from apparently natural causes.

: Britain's Best Drives

New. 3/6. The Joy of Motoring strand continues with Richard Wilson driving a VW camper van along the coast road from St Ives to Land's End.


Unknown: Richard Wilson

: Touring Britain

New. 2/2. The Classic Motorist's Way David Heathcote uses two of the earliest Shell Guides to explore Britain: a 1930s publication on Dorset, compiled by war artist Paul Nash , and a guide to Cornwall, which was edited by a young John Betjeman. See panel.


Unknown: David Heathcote
Artist: Paul Nash
Unknown: John Betjeman.

: Michael Smith's Drivetime

New. 3/6. The novelist joins a variety of people who call the road their home and asks why they want to spend their life in perpetual motion.

: Ford's Dagenham Dream

British drivers' love affair with the US-designed cars that were manufactured at Ford's Dagenham factory. See choice, page 86.

: Gladstone and Disraeli - Clashof the Titans

The personal rivalry between two politicians. See choice, page 81.82622ii

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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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