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: Blood of the Vikings: First Blood

Julian Richards looks at evidence that infamous Viking raids took place in Britain.


Presenter: Julian Richards

: Veterans of World War I

First World War survivors recall Kitchener's campaign to recruit one million volunteers.

: BBC4 News and Weather

With George Alagiah, Kirsty Lang.


Presenter: George Alagiah
Presenter: Kirsty Lang

: Readers' and Writers' Roadshow

Kate Mosse hosts a literary discussion involving crime writers Val McDermid, Alex Grey and Denis Mina.


Host: Kate Mosse
Speaker: Val McDermid
Speaker: Alex Grey
Speaker: Denis Mina

: Britart: the Definitive Story

A three-part series examining the recent revolution in British contemporary art. Part one looks at the seminal works of Damien Hirst in the late 1980s. Best of British: p13.


Subject: Damien Hirst

: BBC4 Preview

Upcoming attractions on BBC4.

: The Making of Adolf Hitler - Timewatch

Documentary about the much-debated first 30 years of Hitler's life.


Subject: Adolf Hitler

: Tank: Wonder Weapon of World War I - Timewatch

Eye-witness accounts and archive film piece together the story of the tank - the technological novelty of the First World War.

: The DVD Collection

Stuart Maconie hosts a guide to DVD releases. Including a look at four movies by Mike Leigh.


Presenter: Stuart Maconie

: The Days

Drama. The story of a Beijing couple who make a trip to the countryside in a bid to save their marriage. In Mandarin with English subtitles.

: Readers' and Writers' Roadshow

Crime writers meet the public. As 8.30pm.

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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