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: Only Connect

A trio of chess players apply strategic thinking to challenge their opponents - puzzle writers who use their skills to raise money for charity.

: The Story of Maths: 3/4

Marcus du Sautoy examines the mathematics of geometry central to the 17th-century work of Descartes and Newton and the understanding of how objects move. This led to the development of calculus and modular arithmetic, as well as Fermat's Last Theorem.


Presenter: Marcus du Sautoy

: All Our Working Lives: Cutting Coal

In their heyday, Britain's coal mines powered the nation's industrial rise, and provided jobs for more than a million men. This documentary sets out to highlight the dangerous conditions, insecurity and disputes that led to the nationalisation of the mines after the Second World War, and meets former colliers and pit bosses to chart the business's eventual decline. The first programme in Power Night.
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: The Miners' Strike

Charting the lives of five miners involved in the dispute of 1984-85, which saw violence break out in villages across the country. Using interviews, archive footage and reconstructions, this documentary explores the long-term legacy of the industrial action.

: Dounreay: the Atomic Dream

The story of the Dounreay fast reactor, which was built in the 1950s and hailed as the most advanced energy facility in the world. Today, however, the plant is being dismantled in an operation that will take 30 years and cost £3 billion.

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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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This historical record contains material which some might find offensive
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