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: Moments of Genius

Experiments in Eating. The work of two pioneering, British Second World War nutritionists.

: Horizon

Death of the Iceman
The story of the discovery in the Alps in 1991 by two hikers of the frozen 5,300-year-old body of a Stone Age man.

: BBC4 News

Presented by George Alagiah.


Presented By: George Alagiah.

: The Talk Show

Former Chancellor of the Exchequer Ken Clarke, a lifelong jazz fan, interviews pianist Stan Tracey. Plus a short film featuring stand-up comedians from South Africa.


Unknown: Ken Clarke
Pianist: Stan Tracey.

: Smokey Dives

Documentary about how drab postwar Britain was enlivened by the trad-jazz scene. It became the country's first mass youth culture with young people dancing the night away in dimly-lit underground clubs, from London's infamous Cy Laurie Club in the Soho district, to the Cavern Club in Liverpool.

: Arena

The Private Dirk Bogarde (part 1). The first in a two-part documentary revealing the truth about the life of the Hollywood actor. Narrated by Nicholas Shakespeare.


Narrator: Nicholas Shakespeare

: My Sperm-Donor Dad - Storyville

Barry Stevens believes he has hundreds of half-brothers and sisters because his parents were one of the early beneficiaries of artificial insemination. Haifa century on, Stevens tries to trace his biological father.


Unknown: Barry Stevens

: Four Minutes

Architect Buckminster Fuller.


Unknown: Buckminster Fuller.

: The Talk Show

As 8.30pm.

: Smokey Dives

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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