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: World News Today


: Only Connect

Two teams try to determine the obscure connections between things.

: South Pacific

3/6. A journey into a blue wilderness, a virtual marine desert where creatures such as sharks, whales and turtles must go to extraordinary lengths to survive.
First shown on BBC2

: The Grandparent Diaries

New. 3/3. Documentary examining the struggles faced by 78-year-old
Avril Pengilly and the family of her daughter, who all live under the same roof. Part of the Grey Expectations season. See panel.


Unknown: Avril Pengilly

: The Chaser's War onEverything

New. 5/6. The team tries to discover whether women would really swoon into the arms of a dripping-wet Mr Darcy , and puts together a Ken Loach-style film based on the musical Cars.
Repeated on Thursday at 12.30am


Unknown: Mr Darcy
Unknown: Ken Loach-Style

: Right of the Conchords: On Air

Behind-the-scenes footage charts how Kiwi duo Bret McKenzie and Jemaine Clement were able to take their cult comedy show worldwide.


Unknown: Bret McKenzie
Unknown: Jemaine Clement

: Getting On

2/3. A problem patient causes drama on the ward with her aggressive behaviour. Pippa is busy preparing her research paper as a case of MRSA threatens to kill.
Shown last Wednesday

: Ray Gosling Reports: OAP

3/3. An update on the broadcaster's situation as a pensioner living in semi-sheltered accommodation in Nottingham following his bankruptcy.

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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.

BBC Guidance

This historical record contains material which some might find offensive
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