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: Victorian Farm Christmas: 2/3

Tonight the experts tackle their biggest project yet when they restore the village blacksmith's forge. But making bricks to mend the chimney turns out to be a full five-day-and-night process. As Christmas nears, the search is on for a yule log.
Continues tomorrow at 7pm (S) (AD)

: Electric Dreams: 2/3

Leisure-oriented gadgets begin to arrive, as the Sullivan-Barnes family's challenge progresses to the 1980s. But reality once again fails to live up to nostalgia for Adam, as he tries to work a primitive computer.
The family reach the 1990s tomorrow at 8pm (S) (AD)

: Enid

Helena Bonham Carter stars as Enid Blyton in this drama detailing the ambitious author's imperfect childhood and subsequent rise to fame. (S) (AD)


Enid Blyton: Helena Bonham Carter
Hugh Pollock: Matthew MacFadyen
Kenneth Waters: Denis Lawson
Dorothy: Claire Rushbrook
Hanly Blyton: Joseph Millson

: A Child's Christmases in Wales

Ruth Jones stars in this comedy drama following a south Wales family's eventful Christmas celebrations during the 1980s. Inspired by a Dylan Thomas story and written by Mark Watson. (S) (AD)


Writer: Mark Watson
Mum: Ruth Jones

: Cowards: 2/3

Sketches featuring Tim Key, Stefan Golaszewski, Lloyd Woolf and Tom Basden.
Continues tomorrow at 11pm (S)


[Actor]: Tim Key
[Actor]: Stefan Golaszewski
[Actor]: Lloyd Woolf
[Actor]: Tom Basden

: Guitar Heroes at the BBC: 3/6

Performances by great guitarists, taken from the BBC archives.
Part of the Guitar Heroes strand. (S)

: Electric Dreams: the 1980s

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: Enid

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: A Child's Christmases in Wales

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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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