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: Landscape Mysteries:The Riddle of the Yorkshire Tracks

Aubrey Manning searches for the cause of strange markings on the rocks of the North Yorkshire coast.

: Abdication: a Very British Coup

A look at the end of Edward VIII 's reign in the wake of his marriage to American divorcee Wallis Simpson.


Unknown: Edward Viii
Unknown: Wallis Simpson.

: The Great British ForeignHoliday

New. The nation's attitude towards foreign countries, documenting the unusual habits of British people in distant climes. Repeated tomorrow at 10pm

: We Need Answers

New. Tim Key , Mark Watson and Alex Home present the quiz show in which two celebrity guests compete to answer questions provided by audience members and a text-messaging service.


Unknown: Tim Key
Unknown: Mark Watson

: Flight of the Conchords

3/10; series two. Bret forms a jang to protect himself from a group of rappers he insulted in a song, Murray is bullied by staff at the Australian consulate, and Mel paints a portrait of Jemaine. See panel.
Repeated on Friday at 11.30pm

: The Armstrong & Miller Show

4/7; series one. The divorced dad's relationship with his son goes from strength to strength and the Second
World War pilots discuss their favourite woman with each other.

: Make 'Em Laugh

New. 2/6. Amy Sedaris examines how American comedies reflect the complex political manoeuvrings of the home and the workplace.

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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