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: The Day of the Triffids

3/6. Bill and Jo frantically search for safety from the deadly triffids stalking
London's streets.

: The Day of the Triffids

4/6. The couple continue to hunt for a safe haven among the panic-stricken population- but the situation takes a bizarre turn when Bill is kidnapped and imprisoned.

: Wainwright Walks

4/4; series one. Exploring the work of fell walker and author Alfred Wainwright , Julia Bradbury faces the ultimate challenge - Scafell Pike.


Unknown: Alfred Wainwright
Unknown: Julia Bradbury
Unknown: Scafell Pike.

: Fossil Detectives

4/8. Hermione Cockburn abseils the Yorkshire cliffs to try to find evidence of the creatures that once inhabited the area and the team gets a rare view of a new fossil discovery on the North East's coast. Plus the truth behind the Victorians' favourite fossil in Whitby, and the connection between John Lennon and the world of archaeology.


Unknown: Hermione Cockburn
Unknown: John Lennon

: Liz Smith's Summer Cruise

New. Film-maker Daisy Asguith follows the 87-year-old actress, best known for her role playing Nana in The Royle Family , as she fulfils her modest ambition of going on a proper holiday with like-minded people while she still can. An interview with Liz Smith follows. See panel.


Unknown: Daisy Asguith
Unknown: Royle Family
Unknown: Liz Smith

: Mark Lawson Talks to Liz Smith

Interview with the actress, who starred in The Royle Family, The Vicar of Dibley and Lark Rise to Candleford.

: Legends

A profile of jazz musician and broadcaster Humphrey Lyttelton.


Unknown: Humphrey Lyttelton.

: Legends

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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