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An Awkward Age for a Party?
Elizabeth Longford (Lady Pakenham) talks about parties for ten-year-old children
Teenage View
John Thirlwell questions some teenagers in London and Manchester on their part-time jobs, the money they spend, and the clothes they buy s


Unknown: John Thirlwell


A monthly forum
Staging the Oresteia:
MINOS VOLUNAKIS, who directed the trilogy at the Oxford Playhouse and the Old Vic, talks to Richard FIND-LATER
Training for Ballet in Leningrad: ANNA Wooster , who has just spent four years as a pupil at the Vaganova Academy of Dance and graduated as an ' Artist in Ballet, describes her experiences to CARL WILDMAN
Variations on a Theatre Theme:
In his thirteenth and last talk in this series, BEN IDEN PAYNE , the eighty-year-old actor, director, and teacher, speaks of theatre as a ritual
First recorded for Radio/Television, Texas s


Unknown: Anna Wooster
Unknown: Carl Wildman
Unknown: Ben Iden Payne

: Keep Up Your Italian

Twenty programmes designed to give listeners with some knowledge of Italian an opportunity of improving their understanding of the language.
10: Food and Drink
The programmes are presented by Giuseppe Manighetti , who is bilingual with the assistance of Ariella Reggio and Andrea Tacchi
They will include revision of grammar, reading of printed texts, explanations of syntax and vocabulary, and impromptu conversations
Devised and produced by Elsie Ferguson


Presented By: Giuseppe Manighetti
Unknown: Ariella Reggio
Unknown: Andrea Tacchi
Produced By: Elsie Ferguson

: Third Programme

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: Closedown

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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