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: World News Today


: Natural World

Satoyama: Japan's Secret Watergarden David Attenborough visits the region and follows fisherman Sangoro Tanaka. First shown on BBC2


Unknown: David Attenborough
Unknown: Sangoro Tanaka.

: Britain's Best Drives

New. 5/6. The Joy of Motoring strand continues with Richard Wilson exploring the Wye Valley and the Forest of Dean in an Austin Cambridge.


Unknown: Richard Wilson

: Tom Driberg and Me

New. Former television producer and host of 15 to 1 William G Stewart explores the secret life of Tom Driberg, his former boss who was accused of being a KGB spy.
See page 96.


Presenter: William G Stewart

: Michael Smith's Drivetime

New. 5/6. The novelist heads north of the border to find a road worth driving along and discovers a sense of purpose and function on the A82.

: I've Never Seen Star Wars

New. 2/8. Marcus Brigstocke invites John Humphrys to try five new cultural experiences.


Unknown: Marcus Brigstocke
Unknown: John Humphrys

: Tom Driberg and Me

William G Stewart explores the secret life of Tom Driberg. As 9pm.


Unknown: William G Stewart
Unknown: Tom Driberg.

: As 10pm

: As 9pm

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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