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A magazine for radio and recording enthusiasts
Introduced by John Borwick
More About Microphones and their placement for high quality recording, by Rex Haworth
Music and Effects: Tristram Cary talks about assessing the character of a script and developing the right noises, musical or otherwise, to accompany it
Produced by Marguerite Cutforth


Introduced By: John Borwick
Unknown: Rex Haworth
Talks: Tristram Cary
Produced By: Marguerite Cutforth

: A Listen and Learn Series STARTING SPANISH

12-Dinner in a Tavern
Basil and Dorothy Street are introduced to the future tense and the verb gustar. They then practise what they have learned, while enjoying a meal in a tasca in Madrid.
Script by Jack Sage
Produced by Henry Bentinck


Unknown: Dorothy Street
Script By: Jack Sage
Produced By: Henry Bentinck


A weekly programme for mothers and fathers
Children Writing
Eric AUSTEN, teacher of seven- and eight-year-olds in a junior school, adds to our information about new ways of encouraging children to express themselves in writing.
Reading Your Letters
Minds and Bodies
A further report from a doctor about a study group on psychosomatic aspects of paediatrics held recently in London.


Today's overseas commodity and financial news, and the London Stock Market closing report

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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