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: Secret Agent

A German intelligence officer explains his methods of tracking down spies and traitors. Signed. Also at 11am, 2pm.

: Seeing Salvation

A look at artistic representations of the Crucifixion. Signed. Also at 11.50am, 2.50pm.

: Conquistadors

The story of the ill-fated expedition to find El Dorado in 1541. Signed. Also at 12.40pm, 3.40pm.

: What If

Charles I and a key moment in the English Civil War. Signed. Also at 1.30pm, 4.30pm.

: Allies at War

How Roosevelt and Churchill fell out with de Gaulle.


Subject: Franklin D. Roosevelt
Subject: Winston Churchill
Subject: Charles de Gaulle

: Brief Encounters

American author Toni Morrison discusses her literary career.


Subject: Toni Morrison

: Kings In Waiting

Henry V is generally regarded as the tearaway prince made good, but the truth is rather more complicated.

: Jazz

Jazz takes centre stage with Duke Ellington at the Cotton Club, while Louis Armstrong sings West End Blues.


Musician: Duke Ellington
Singer: Louis Armstrong

: The Blue Planet

This edition examines the predatory skills of whales, dolphins, sharks, tuna and rapier-nosed billfish.

: The Handsomest Man In Britain - Ivor Novello

The life story of the composer, silent-movie icon and West End star.


Subject: Ivor Novello

: El Nino (The Nativity)

A performance of John Adams's opera/oratorio - beginning a short season on the composer - recorded in Paris in December 2000, starring Willard White.


Composer: John Adams
Bass-baritone: Willard White

: As 7pm.

: As 9pm.

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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