• Show TV Channels

    Hide TV Channels

  • Show Radio Channels

    Hide Radio Channels

  • Show Years

    Hide Years

  • Issues

Close group

Close group

Day Navigation



Sonata for unaccompanied violin played by Tibor Varga


Played By: Tibor Varga


Professor Stephan Hurwitz discusses his office
With two English lawyers:
J. A. G. Griffith
Professor of English Law to the University of London and H. W. R. Wade
Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge The Ombudsmand is a judge whose function is to protect the rights of private citizens as against the Government


Unknown: Professor Stephan Hurwitz
Unknown: J. A. G. Griffith


Jennifer Vyvyan (soprano)
Cynthia Jolly (soprano)
Gwydion Brooke (bassoon)
Clifton Helliwell (piano)
Charles Spinks (harpsichord)


Soprano: Jennifer Vyvyan
Soprano: Cynthia Jolly
Bassoon: Gwydion Brooke
Piano: Clifton Helliwell
Harpsichord: Charles Spinks


by M. A. Hoskin , Ph.D.
Lecturer in the History of Science,
University of Cambridge
It is still too readily assumed that the scientific revolution stemmed from a re-discovery and reshaping of ancient philosophy after the barrenness of the Middle Ages. Today historians of science differ in the significance they attribute to medieval natural philosophy. Dr. Hoskin considers some recent contributions to this problem.


Unknown: M. A. Hoskin , Ph.D.

: The Great Hunger

by Patrick Kavanagh
Introduced by the author
Readers: Denys Hawthorne, Brian O'Higgins and Bee Duffell
This long poem tells the story of a farmer in County Monaghan. Though it caused a stir when it was first published in 1947, the poet no longer likes it.
Produced by Louis MacNeice


Author: Patrick Kavanagh
Introduced by: Patrick Kavanagh
Readers: Denys Hawthorne
Readers: Brian O'Higgins
Readers: Bee Duffell
Produced by: Louis MacNeice

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.

BBC Guidance

This historical record contains material which some might find offensive
Continue Cancel