BBC Reveals Archive on Early Edition of Radio Times #unitedkingdom #announcements

Jan Meisels Allen



The BBC’s new program index includes transmissions from 1923 to the present day.


Formerly known as BBC Genome, the BBC’s Program Index now makes the broadcaster’s archive more accessible than ever, with viewers able to browse over 10 million listings, 200,000 playable programs and even early editions of Radio Times magazine.


As for copies of Radio Times magazine, the archive boasts some of the earliest issues published in 1923 up to editions released in 2009, including the program listings of that week.  The programming data added to the Genome archive was extracted from copies of Radio Times from each week between 1923 to 2009 before being filtered through optical character recognition technology to recreate schedules for most of the BBC’s broadcast history.


To see the program index go to:


To read more see:


Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee