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We have produced a Style Guide to help editors follow a standard format when editing a listing. If you are unsure how best to edit this programme please take a moment to read it.
by Harry Collier , Ph.D. with Duncan Carse and Laidman Browne , Denys Blakelock
Ian Catford , Peter Claughton
Patience Collier, Michael Coliins Jessamay Gibb , Malcolm Hayes
Betty Linton. Alec Mango
Duncan Mclntyre, Macdonald Parke
Kerth Pyott, Robert Rietty
Rolf Schreaber, Patrick Troughton
Produced by Eileen Hots
Curare is the poison that Indians of rhe South American jungle smear on the tips of their arrows. Its special properties enable the primitive tribesman to bring down his quarry in the chase or to kill his enemy. Today - after four hundred years of exploration and experiment —curare has been brought under control, enabling doctors to use it for healing, and chemists to use it as a model for making new drugs with wider applications.


Unknown: Harry Collier
Unknown: Duncan Carse
Unknown: Laidman Browne
Unknown: Denys Blakelock
Unknown: Ian Catford
Unknown: Peter Claugihtcn
Unknown: Michael Coliin6
Unknown: Jessamay Gibb
Unknown: Malcolm Hayes
Produced By: Eileen Hots

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.

Feedback about THE STORY OF CURARE, BBC Home Service Basic, 21.30, 2 August 1953
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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.

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