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: Victorian Farm Christmas: 3/3

Alex goes in search of a Christmas tree for the banquet, while Ruth and Peter indulge in some seasonal shopping in the town of Blists Hill. (S) (AD)

: Electric Dreams: 3/3

The Sullivan-Barnses receive some familiar technology as they reach the 1990s, and a Millennium party provides the family with an opportunity to reflect on their experiences. (S) (AD)

: Sounds of the 80s

Classic performances. (S)

: Micro Men

Comedy drama telling the story of Clive Sinclair and Chris Curry's battle to achieve home computer supremacy during the 1980s.
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Chris Curry: Martin Freeman
Clive Sinclair: Alexander Armstrong
Hermann Hauser: Edward Baker-Duly
Steve Furber: Sam Phillips

: We Need Answers: 5/13

Series two. Actress Tracy-Ann Oberman and author Jake Arnott take part in the comedy quiz, which tonight sees the two guests trying to write the longest sentence they can with alphabet pasta.
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Panellist: Tracy-Ann Oberman
Panellist: Jake Arnott

: Cowards: 3/3

Tim Key, Lloyd Woolf, Tom Basden and Stefan Golaszewski - aka the Cowards - with another eclectic mix of sketches, animation and song. (S)


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

: Charlie Brooker's Gameswipe

In a one-off edition of the review show, Charlie Brooker demonstrates how video games can reach the same levels of brilliance and awfulness as film and television productions. (S)


Presenter: Charlie Brooker

: Games Britannia


: Electric Dreams

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: Micro Men

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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.

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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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