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: Spendaholics

Jay Hunt and psychological coach Benjamin Fry set out to curb the spending habits of individuals leading the champagne lifestyle. A student who has run up a E14,000 debt is given tips on how to enjoy herself on a more modest budget.


Unknown: Jay Hunt
Unknown: Benjamin Fry

: Top Gear

The team take a continental trip in their favourite supercars - the Ford GT, Ferrari F430 and Pagani Zonda. There's also a culture clash when the Austin Healey Sprite and Peugeot
306 go head-to-head.


Unknown: Pagani Zonda.

: The Real Hustle

7/12; series four. The team use their crafty skills on clubbers in Ibiza and organise an exclusive gig where they steal all the instruments from the musicians. Paul Wilson exposes a clever fairground con and there's a demonstration of how to win a round of drinks in a bar.


Musicians: Paul Wilson

: The Most Annoying TV... We Hate to Love

New. A countdown of TV shows, personalities and genres that viewers adore/despise according to taste. Reliably irksome favourites such as Gordon Ramsay and Britain's Most Haunted are well to the fore but Jade Goody as a guilty viewing pleasure? Apparently so.
See page 50.

The Most Annoying TV... We Hate to Love 9.00pm BBC3
Unfortunately, no preview material was available for a proper appraisal but, if it helps, we've been told this will list the programmes we hate to admit we love. It's mildly bemusing that a list show should invite potential ridicule. It is, after all, this genre that most provokes scorn in the RT office. Yet most of us watch list shows and secretly enjoy the brainless thrill.
However, I'm guessing it's that other love/hate target - reality TV - that will be the focus. Big Brother will get a beating, and they'll probably invite lightweight talking heads to say unpleasant things about Gordon Ramsay and Jade Goody. All harmless good fun. (Ruth Margolis)

: Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps

7/10; series six. Jonny makes a startling discovery about Corinthian's parentage and a vacancy to manage the Archer attracts Janet and Donna.

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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