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: Tots Time

: DynaMo

Dynamo and Slomo learn to count, tell the time and make things.

: Voyager

A look at the Japanese "Ski Dome" and how boomerangs work.

: Bitesize Etc

A look at rates of reaction and safe experimentation.

: Get Webwise

A step-by step guide to the wonders of the internet.

: Life Stuff

Documentary and discussion series which takes a fresh look at young people's issues.

: The Crunch

The work, stress and success of the middle manager.

: History Fix

A look at gunpowder.

: Meet the Ancestors

The scientific trail of the skeletons of a woman and three young children uncovered at a Stone Age temple in Dorset.

: The Kit

Sir Clive Sinclair talks about the C5, ZX Spectrum.


Speaker: Sir Clive Sinclair

: Life Stuff

: The Knowledge

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.

BBC Guidance

This historical record contains material which some might find offensive
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