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: Legends: Humphrey Lyttetton

New. A profile of the jazz musician and broadcaster.

: Legends: Ella Fitzgerald

New. Profile of the jazz singer. chronicling her 50-year career using classic and rare archive footage.

: Arena: Cool

Archive film shows how American
"cool jazz" culture, which started in the clubs and bars of New York and LA, spread right across the postwar world of the 1940s and 50s.

: Japan: a Story of Love and Hate

The Hidden Japan strand continues with the story of former businessman Naoki, who is struggling to rebuild his life following Japan's economic crash in the early 1990s.

: Forty Minutes: Three Big Men

New. Documentary explaining how in December of 1992 three British amateur sumo wrestlers were given the honour of fighting in Tokyo's

: The Twilight Samurai

Period drama starring
Hiroyuki Sanada. In Japan during the 19th century, a widowed samurai diligently looks after his mother and daughters, but also finds himself being called on to use his warrior skills to help others. In Japanese with English subtitles.
Director Yoji Yamada (2002,12)


Unknown: Hiroyuki Sanada.
Director: Yoji Yamada

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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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