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: Only Connect

Three men from the Cambridge Quiz Society pit their wits against a trio of Oxford librarians to try and make connections between items.

: Apollo Wives

Ten women who were married to Apollo astronauts visit Arizona for a reunion, where they reveal how it felt to watch their husbands blast off into space.

: Liz Smith's Summer Cruise

Film-maker Daisy Asquith 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. The documentary provides an insight into the Bafta Award-winning star's personal life. Shown last Sunday


Unknown: Daisy Asquith
Unknown: Royle Family

: How to Be a Composer

New. 1/2. Journalist and music critic Paul Morley undertakes a year-long programme with the Royal Academy of Music in London to achieve his dream of becoming a composer. But it is by no means an easy 12 months, beginning with lessons on rhythm and notation. Concludes tomorrow at 9pm. See panel.


Unknown: Paul Morley

: Mendelssohn, the Nazis & Me

Sheila Hayman examines how composer Felix Mendelssohn 's reputation and family suffered in Nazi Germany when his Jewish roots came to light.


Unknown: Sheila Hayman
Unknown: Felix Mendelssohn

: The Grandparent Diaries

2/3. Documentary following the Littles - an unusual family that uses the daily routine to cope with grief. Following the death of their mother, 15-year-old Molly and her brother Mitch have been brought up by their grandparents.
Shown last Thursday

: Apollo Wives

: Only Connect

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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