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: World News Today


: Britain's Best Drives

5/6. Richard Wilson explores the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean.


Unknown: Richard Wilson

: Secret Wilderness - Japan

2/2. Steve Backshall explores the wildlife of Japan - from the cranes of the north to the giant salamanders of the southern rice paddies.


Unknown: Steve Backshall

: Private Life of a Masterpiece

An insight into the appeal of Hokusai's painting The Great Wave. Part of the Hidden Japan strand.

: Baroque! From St Peter's to St Paul's

New. 3/3. The achievements of English Baroque - the movement's final destination - including Christopher Wren 's architecture and Henry Purcell's music. See panel.

: As 7.30pm.

: Newswipe with Charlie Brooker

New series 1/6. The caustic comedian presents an irreverent look at current affairs, beginning with how reports on the credit crunch have dominated the news. See panel.

: I've Never Seen Star Wars

2/8. John Humphrys tries out five new cultural experiences.


Unknown: John Humphrys

: As 9pm

: Proms on Four

: As 9pm

: As 11pm

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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