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: Olympic Football

Jake Humphrey presents action from
- the men's final at the National Stadium in Beijing, where the gold and silver medal spots are to be decided. At this stage of proceedings in Athens four years ago, Argentina fulfilled their tag as pre-tournament favourites by beating fellow South American side Paraguay 1-0, courtesy of another strike from Carlos Tevez , who finished the competition as top scorer with eight goals. n Digital viewers can press red for alternative, round-the-clock coverage


Unknown: Jake Humphrey
Unknown: Carlos Tevez

: Top Gear

A drive in a Formula One car for Richard Hammond , with possibly a few tips from special guest Lewis Hamilton. Jeremy Clarkson and James May go through a historic vehicle collection attempting to find the first car with the control layout we know today, and the Vauxhall VXR8 grunts around the test track.


Unknown: Richard Hammond
Unknown: Lewis Hamilton.
Unknown: Jeremy Clarkson
Unknown: James May

: Reading and Leeds Festival

New. Main stage performances at
Reading by Jack White 's Raconteurs and Birmingham indie four-piece Editors. Presented by Edith Bowman and Zane Lowe at the site in Berkshire.
10.00 New. Las Vegas-based rockers the Killers headline the second night on the main stage at Reading, while
Welsh veterans Manic Street Preachers perform on the Radio 1/NME stage.
Presented by Edith Bowman and Zane Lowe from the Berkshire site, with field reports by Rufus Hound in Reading and Colin Murray in Leeds. Highlights at 2.50am. See panel.
Digital viewers can press red for from
- 7.00pm to 1.30am to watch alternative sets


Reading By: Jack White
Presented By: Edith Bowman
Presented By: Zane Lowe
Presented By: Edith Bowman
Presented By: Zane Lowe
Presented By: Colin Murray

: As 1.30am

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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