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: Morning in the Streets

A 1959 impression of life in the back streets of postwar Liverpool at the dawn of a new day, directed by Denis Mitchell and Roy Harris.


Director: Denis Mitchell
Director: Roy Harris

: James May's Top Toys

The Top Gear presenter revisits some of his favourite boyhood toys, many of which still feature on gift lists. James reveals how his love of engineering and building things shaped the contents of his toy collection, which included Meccano, Lego. Scalextric and Airfix models, as well as his favourite, the train set.

: Games Britannia

rNew. 2/3. Benjamin Woolley traces 7 the political and social impact that board games have had in Britain over the past 200 years, discovering how they were exported to the US and adapted to promote the American Dream. Monopoly, with Cluedo and Scrabble, formed a holy trinity of favourites. See panel. See also Hop, Skip and Jump: the Story of Children's Play tomorrow at 9pm


Unknown: Benjamin Woolley

: The Age of Stupid

I Part-animated drama documentary starring Pete Postlethwaite. The last man on Earth records a message chronicling humanity's reckless refusal to implement the green initiatives that could have avoided global catastrophe. Review p54. Director Franny Armstrong (2008) See The Environment Debate tomorrow at 10pm


Unknown: Pete Postlethwaite.
Director: Franny Armstrong

: Comedy Songs - the Pop years

Michael Palin , Terry Jones , Bill Oddie ,
Cameron Mackintosh and Nicholas Parsons are among those who wish to reappraise an undervalued artform - Britain's rich and ribald tradition of comic songs.


Unknown: Michael Palin
Unknown: Terry Jones
Unknown: Bill Oddie
Unknown: Cameron MacKintosh
Unknown: Nicholas Parsons

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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