New Source of BBC Listings

Discussion about the website and interfaces.
Report general bugs here.
Forum rules
DO NOT POST SERIES REQUESTS HERE.
Use the appropriate forum.
Requests posted here are subject to immediate deletion.
audio_elf
Posts: 20
Joined: Tue Apr 15, 2014 10:13 am

New Source of BBC Listings

Postby audio_elf » Thu Oct 16, 2014 4:04 am

The BBC have put online an archive of every Radio Times every printed (since the 1920s).

http://genome.ch.bbc.co.uk

Maybe of use to anyone wanting to update listings of older BBC programmes.

DarklightIndigo
Just zis guy, you know?
Posts: 7657
Joined: Sun Apr 27, 2014 9:16 am
Location: San Francisco
Contact:

Re: New Source of BBC Listings

Postby DarklightIndigo » Thu Oct 16, 2014 8:10 am

Thanks audio_elf!

Maybe it'd be a good idea to start tracking network listings in this thread?
Strangers are just the friends we haven't met yet.

williamdavid1984
Posts: 1
Joined: Wed Oct 29, 2014 6:11 am

Thanks

Postby williamdavid1984 » Wed Oct 29, 2014 6:25 am

Why this works www.google.com

DarklightIndigo
Just zis guy, you know?
Posts: 7657
Joined: Sun Apr 27, 2014 9:16 am
Location: San Francisco
Contact:

Re: New Source of BBC Listings

Postby DarklightIndigo » Wed Oct 29, 2014 8:12 am

Dick move. :P
Strangers are just the friends we haven't met yet.

an0n1m0us
Posts: 25
Joined: Tue Apr 08, 2014 5:42 am

Re: New Source of BBC Listings

Postby an0n1m0us » Sun Feb 14, 2016 8:04 am

Google doesn't solve everything!

an0n1m0us
Posts: 25
Joined: Tue Apr 08, 2014 5:42 am

Re: New Source of BBC Listings

Postby an0n1m0us » Sun Feb 14, 2016 8:19 am

Google doesn't solve everything! Just try finding original airing dates for Ruth Rendell Mysteries. The bulk were screened in the 90s and on ITV. It's impossible to find an accurate canonical source because:

- the wikipedia page breaks up the episode guide into those shows including Inspector Wexford and those that don't
- the wikipedia page doesn't distinguish specials from normal season episodes
- there's no records for ITV listings during that period online, even through paid services as they currently have a 10 year gap in their data
- even a dedicated Inspector Wexford site isn't absolutely comprehensive
- a combination of the usual sites like tv.com, epguides etc just returns an indistinct list

So yeah, comments like "just google it" as if Google somehow magically finds all info on the web, even indexing beyond paywalls, are not very accurate.

sogalitno
Posts: 1
Joined: Sat Sep 10, 2016 9:34 pm

Re: New Source of BBC Listings

Postby sogalitno » Sat Sep 10, 2016 9:44 pm

audio_elf wrote:The BBC have put online an archive of every Radio Times every printed (since the 1920s).

http://genome.ch.bbc.co.uk

Maybe of use to anyone wanting to update listings of older BBC programmes.


Actually its only up to 2009

furby
Site Moderator
Posts: 4063
Joined: Mon Aug 24, 2009 8:30 am

Re: New Source of BBC Listings

Postby furby » Wed Sep 14, 2016 4:34 am

Past 2009 it's generally up on the current BBC website
Please link to the series/episode page and your sources. Wikipedia is NOT a valid source.