• Show TV Channels

    Hide TV Channels

  • Show Radio Channels

    Hide Radio Channels

  • Show Years

    Hide Years

  • Issues

Close group

Close group

Day Navigation


: In the Footsteps of Alexander the Great

The expedition reaches the ancient city of Samarkand. Also at 11am, 2pm.

: Superhuman

Some of the latest developments in cancer treatment examined. Also at 12 noon, 3pm.

: 1914-18

By the start of 1917, the strain of the war was causing mutiny and revolution. Also at 12.50pm, 3.50pm.

: A Woman's Eye

Events leading up to the tragic death of Sharon Chazan. Also at 1.40pm, 4.40pm.


Subject: Sharon Chazan

: Lost on Everest

Documentary retracing Mallory and Irvine's attempt to conquer Everest in 1924.


Subject: George Mallory
Subject: Andrew Irvine

: Brief Encounters

With the author Salman Rushdie.


Subject: Salman Rushdie

: Reputations

Featuring George VI, who reluctantly took the crown in 1936.

: Jazz

Jazz is reinvented again, as Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie unleash be-bop.


Musician: Charlie Parker
Musician: Dizzy Gillespie

: The Blue Planet

This edition focuses on the fragile ecosystems that have grown up around the world's coral reefs.

: Throne of Blood

***** Akira Kurosawa's evocative adaptation of Shakespeare's Macbeth. In Japanese with English subtitles. Film review: p64


Director: Akira Kurosawa

: The Hidden Fortress

Adventure set in medieval Japan, in which a samurai leader offers his protection to the heiress of a feudal lord. In Japanese with English subtitles. Film review: p62

: As 7pm.

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
Continue Cancel