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: Reputations: The Secret Life of Richard Nixon: Part 1

The first of a two-part programme probing the complex personality of the former US president. Concludes tomorrow.

: Pakistan Daily

Second in the series about the work of a local newspaper in Pakistan. A reporter goes to Peshawar to interview mullah Sami-ul-Haq.

: BBC4 News and Weather

With George Alagiah.


Newsreader: George Alagiah.

: The Talk Show with Marcel Theroux

The author leads a debate on topical news stories.


Presenter: Marcel Theroux

: Bjork at the Royal Opera House

A live recording, from December 2001, of the Icelandic singer performing at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden, London. She is backed by the 5 piece Il Novecento Orchestra, conducted by Simon Lee, electro duo Matmos, harpist Zeena Parkins, and a choir of Inuit women.


Conductor: Simon Lee
Harpist: Zeena Parkins
Singer: Bjork

: Southern Comfort: Storyville

Documentary about Robert Eads, a female-to-male transsexual who faces certain death from ovarian cancer after being refused treatment by 20 different doctors.


Subject: Robert Eads

: BBC4 Preview

A look at forthcoming films.

: The Talk Show

with Marcel Theroux. As 8.30pm.


Presenter: Marcel Theroux

: Pakistan Daily

As 7.50pm.

: Afghan Music: Breaking the Silence

A documentary, filmed just a matter of weeks after the Taliban fled Kabul, looking at the return of music to the city.

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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