Edited by J. Wilfred Taylor and George K. Young
Production by Robin Russell
The editors of The Waste of Time present a new form of Radio Journalism ! Through the microphone they bring you the Historical Past told in the Historic Present, ruthless, remorseless, relentless.
Behind the pages of history lies a dramatic hinterland. Into this The Waste of Time penetrates and emerges with a living history of mankind at the cross roads of evolution, telling the truth where it is fit to tell, not hesitating to alter it when it fails to reach its standard.
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.
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.