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: Youth Hostelling: the First100 Years

The story of the youth hostel movement, told through a collection of archive films that chart the changing attitudes towards young people and the countryside.
Shown last Thursday

: A Poet's Guide to Britain

New. 2/6. Sylvia Plath : Wuthering Heights. Owen Sheers explores the work of Sylvia Plath , which is often overshadowed by her marriage to Ted Hughes , mental health problems and suicide at the age of 30. He visits the areas in West Yorkshire that influenced Wuthering Heights, a poem describing the forbidding Pennine landscape. See panel.
Repeated on Thursday at 10pm


Unknown: Sylvia Plath
Unknown: Owen Sheers
Unknown: Sylvia Plath
Unknown: Ted Hughes

: Storyville: The Father, theSon and the Housekeeper

The Ireland on Four season begins with Alison Millar uncovering the truth about the life of Father Michael Cleary , whose long-time housekeeper was revealed to be his common-law wife after his death in 1993.


Unknown: Alison Millar
Unknown: Father Michael Cleary

: Storyville: Up for Debate -Team Qatar

New. Documentary following the training of five Middle Eastern teenagers who have been selected to form Qatar's first national debate team under the tutelage of an Oxford graduate. See panel.

: I Went Down

Dark Irish crime comedy starring
Brendan Gleeson. Git Hynes gets out of prison and straight into trouble when he is forced into an underworld assignment by crime boss Tom French. Review page 43. Director Paddy Breathnach (19

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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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