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Upcoming documentaries.

: Strange New World

The first of three programmes tonight challenging political thinkers and policy makers to make sense of the world order left behind six months after the shattering events of 11 September in America.
Unholy Warriors. Pakistan-born writer and broadcaster Tariq Ali examines the ideology of Osama bin Laden. The series continues at 8.30pm.


Presenter: Tariq Ali

: Pakistan Daily

The first in a five-part daily documentary series giving an insight into the work of a local newspaper in Pakistan.

: BBC4 News and Weather

With George Alagiah.


Newsreader: George Alagiah

: Strange New World

The Battle of Ideas. Writer and broadcaster Jonathan Freedland analyses the response among intellectuals to 11 September.
9.00 The Debate. Andrew Marr chairs a debate on the role and responsibility of the west towards developing nations.


Unknown: Jonathan Freedland
Unknown: Andrew Marr

: Afghan Music: Breaking the Silence

Until recently, the Taliban, in their interpretation of Islamic law, led an attack on music, radio and television that was unprecedented in musical history. This documentary, filmed just a matter of weeks after the Taliban fled Kabul, looks at the return of music to the city.

: Strange New World

Unholy Warriors. As 7.10pm.

: Pakistan Daily

As 7.50pm.

: Strange New World

The Battle of Ideas. As 8.30pm.
12.00-2.20am The Debate As 9pm.

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.

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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