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: Windrush

Reactions to the first major influx of people to Britain from the Caribbean. Also at 11am, 2pm.

: The Mayfair Set

A scheme to turn foreign policy into big business by selling arms and mercenaries abroad. Also at 12 noon, 3pm.

: Great Railway Journeys

Nick Hancock makes a journey across Cuba by train. Also at 1pm, 4pm.


Presenter: Nick Hancock

: Brief Encounters

A short profile of the sculptor Louise Bourgeois. Also at 1.50pm, 4.50pm.


Subject: Louise Bourgeois

: Middlemarch

The return of Raffles sets off a dramatic train of events.

: Science Shack

Adam tries out viewers' suggestions for high-speed vehicles.

: The River

This edition looks at visionary idealism in English politics and art.

: John Betjeman: the Last Laugh

Film from the Reputations strand telling the story of poet John Betjeman's contradictory public and private lives.


Subject: John Betjeman

: Four Minutes

Photographer Yevgeny Khaldei in profile.


Subject: Yevgeny Khaldei

: Readers and Writers Roadshow

Three writers discuss their work with the public.

: Profile

Featuring composer Mark-Anthony Turnage.


Subject: Mark-Anthony Turnage

: Hay-on-Wye Festival 2001

Highlights from the annual art and literature festival.

: Five Seconds to Spare

Drama starring Max Beesley as a musician who becomes a witness to a bizarre murder.


William: Max Beesley

: As 7.20pm.

: As 6.30pm.


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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