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: Moments of Genius

Ernest Rutherford - Father of the Atom. Brian Cox looks at how the New Zealand physicist solved the mystery of the forces hidden inside the atom.


Unknown: Brian Cox

: Horizon

Archimedes's Secret
How the discovery of a priceless text in a Middle Eastern library could reveal the extent of ancient mathematician Archimedes's revolutionary ideas.

: BBC4 News and Weather

With George Alagiah.


Unknown: George Alagiah.

: The Talk Show with Maria Misra

Award-winning Zimbabwean novelist Chenjerai Hove and poet Albert Nyathi join Maria Misra to consider ways that artists can respond to the political crisis in Zimbabwe.


Unknown: Albert Nyathi
Unknown: Maria Misra

: BBC4 Sessions: Radio Tarifa

Two very different acts from southern Spain perform at the Union Chapel in Islington, London. Radio Tarifa are a trio who combine flamenco with ancient Moorish, Yiddish and North African music, while Cadiz-bom singer-songwriter Javier Ruibal, with guitarist Tito Alcedo, perform songs that marry North African rhythms to flamenco.


Singer-Songwriter: Javier Ruibal
Guitarist: Tito Alcedo

: Arena

The Private Dirk Bogarde (part 2). Concluding the two-part documentary that offers an intimate profile of the life and work of Hollywood actor Dirk Bogarde.


Unknown: Dirk Bogarde
Unknown: Dirk Bogarde.

: Horizon

Archimedes's Secret
As 7.10pm.

: The Talk Show with Maria Misra

As 8.30pm.

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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