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View the BBC Radio Times for the Week you were Born.... but not just yet.

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View the BBC Radio Times for the Week you were Born.... but not just yet.

View the BBC Radio Times for the Week you were Born.... but not just yet.
An ambitious BBC project has finally reached the end of a journey that spans 90 years.
From Monday, BBC staff will be able to digitally search all the back issues of the Radio Times through a website not yet made available to the public.
This is the result of over three years' work on the BBC Genome project, which sought to create and publish a digital record of the BBC's complete broadcast history.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/ariel/23285431
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Why?
Gimmicky but not sure that this was good use of licence payers' money.

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What a pointless waste of time and money.
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The BBC can't win. Many years ago they destroyed a load of archive footage to save space and money.
Years later they were blasted for that and the only remaining copies of any shows were members of the public who had recorded them on their own VCRs.
Digitising the RT enables us to keep copies of these digitally for future generations.
I think it is a great idea.
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Re: View the BBC Radio Times for the Week you were Born.... but not just yet.

I'm not sure there was much telly around in 1947!
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Note the title !
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Re: View the BBC Radio Times for the Week you were Born.... but not just yet.

how  can i  say this  without upsetting  anyone..
  emmm  emmm    ummmm...
ok  to the point..
  emmmmmmmm
Does  anyone still buy the  radio times..
  oops!
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I get it  at Christmas time...!!!

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Yep, Christmas time here, too, although last year I barely looked at it so may not bother anymore.

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Last year I was sent two copies, one I marked up with Highlighter & Sharpie, the other is still in its plastic....
I have kept both for reference.
I seem to remember it took a whole morning to mark up the Radio Times, and input data into my Six PVR's ( 7 now )
Four are HD.
Even if I have to pay full price, the Christmas / New Year Edition is worth it.
It's all part of the Joy, Ritual and Celebration of Christmas.
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Don't you mean the load of garbage, old films and repeats the BBC put on  Roll eyes
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Absolutely right Jim.

I recall as a child fighting over the TV/Radio times at Christmas (the only time we had them) to see what great films etc were coming on.  We would each write down a huge list of programmes, times and channels not to be missed and panic when programmes clashed and the video recorders were programmed to the max. Not so these days, it's more like "we've only seen that a couple of times we might as well watch that again !".
How times change.
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I get the Radio Times routinely. It's both the easiest way of getting a quick rundown of what is on radio 3 and radio 4, and of sorting out the very few TV programmes that I might want to record for future watching.
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@Roberto0151 - have you seen the BBC's online schedules ?
Radio 3 schedule
Radio 4 schedule
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These days I check the YouView schedule on a weekly basis and just set the timer to anything that takes my fancy accordingly.
From what I've seen of the Radio/TV times it's more advertising than content anyway.

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