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: Greg Dyke on Nye Bevan

The life of Nye Bevan , the founder of the National Health Service.


Unknown: Nye Bevan

: Jacques Henri Lartigue -the Boy Who Never Grew Up

Nick Danziger explores some of the 250,000 images created by the photographer.


Unknown: Nick Danziger

: James Ravilious: a World in Photographs

Alan Bennett narrates a documentary about one of the great unknowns of British photography.


Narrator: Alan Bennett
Subject: James Ravilious

: The Photographer, His Wife andHer Lover

Documentary revealing the story of deceit, lies and greed behind the work of 0 Winston Link, a giant of contemporary photography in the 1950s.

: Robert Capa: in Love and War- Storyville

A profile of Robert Capa , from his beginnings as Hungarian Jewish refugee Endre Freidman , to his transformation into the world's most famous war photographer.


Unknown: Robert Capa
Unknown: Endre Freidman

: The Lost Pictures ofEugene Smith

Dai Smith searches for the missing photographs taken by American W
Eugene Smith for Life magazine during the 1950 general election.


Unknown: Dai Smith

: The Thirties in Colour

The series shown in full

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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