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: Ford's Dagenham Dream

Documentary charting the story of the British love affair with the US-designed cars made at Ford's Dagenham factory in the 1960s and 70s. The plant built fast, sexy brands such as the Zephyr, the Cortina and the Capri, which tuned in with the youthful spirit of the times.

: Britain's Best Drives

Following classic motoring routes from 50-year-old guides, Richard Wilson crosses the North York Moors.


Unknown: Richard Wilson

: Caravans: a British Love Affair

The story of caravanning in Britain, from the 1950s to the present day, which reveals how mobile homes were once only affordable to a privileged minority, but became a firm favourite with almost a quarter of British holiday-makers.
Alison Steadman narrates.


Unknown: Alison Steadman

: The Car's the Star

The Volkswagen Beetle.

: Mark Lawson Talks to Ian Hislop

Nem, Private Eye editor and Have
I Got News for You captain Ian Hislop discusses his role as a satirist, in addition to his private life, including how boarding school became a second home after his father's death, and Christianity's influence on his life. See panel.


Unknown: Ian Hislop

: Penelope Keith and theFast Lady

Penelope Keith retraces motoring pioneer Dorothy Levitt 's 1905 journey from London to Liverpool in a De Dion car.


Unknown: Penelope Keith
Unknown: Dorothy Levitt

: History of the Future

: Cars
Phill Jupitus examines how cars of the future were predicted to look in the 1950s and 60s, visiting museums in Detroit and London in a quest to find the dream car of his youth.

: The Car Show

: as 7pm

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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