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audio_elf

Thu Oct 16, 2014 2:04 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.
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Thu Oct 16, 2014 6:10 am

Thanks audio_elf!

Maybe it'd be a good idea to start tracking network listings in this thread?
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Wed Oct 29, 2014 6:12 am

Dick move. :P
an0n1m0us

Sun Feb 14, 2016 5:04 am

Google doesn't solve everything!
an0n1m0us

Sun Feb 14, 2016 5:19 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

Sat Sep 10, 2016 7:44 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

Wed Sep 14, 2016 2:34 am

Past 2009 it's generally up on the current BBC website
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