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: Cambridge Folk Festival

New series. 1/4. Musical performance by Grammy-winning multi-instrumentalist Booker T Jones , accompanied by members of The Fabulous Thunderbirds. See panel.


Unknown: Booker T Jones

: Thatcher and the Scots

Allan Little looks back at the impact on Scotland of Margaret Thatcher 's tumultuous tenure as prime minister, and examines why she became the subject of so much animosity.


Unknown: Allan Little
Unknown: Margaret Thatcher

: The Scots: Natural Born Sinners

New. A light-hearted exploration of how Protestant reformer John Calvin has impacted on the Scottish psyche. With contributions by Jack Vettriano , Pat Nevin , AL Kennedy and Kirsty Wark. Part of BBC4's This Is Scotland season. See panel. Repeated on Wednesday at 2am


Unknown: John Calvin
Unknown: Jack Vettriano
Unknown: Pat Nevin
Unknown: Al Kennedy
Unknown: Kirsty Wark.

: Dinner with Portillo:Why Should We Care aboutScottish Independence?

New. Michael Portillo and a panel of guests discuss what independence might mean for Scotland and how likely it is to become a reality in the near future.
Repeated on Wednesday at 1.30am


Unknown: Michael Portillo

: Napoli: City of the Damned- Storyville

New. How the Allies' attempts to rebuild Naples after the bombing raids of the Second World War resulted in an illegal economy involving almost the entire population. See panel.

: The Best of Youth

Drama series about an Italian famify from the 1960s to the modern day. In the first episode, two brothers help a girl suffering from mental illness in Rome.

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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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