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: Moments of Genius

Back to the Big Bang. Particle physicist Brian Cox explores "Big Bang' theory.


Unknown: Brian Cox

: Horizon

The Boy Who Was Turned into a Girl. The extraordinary story of the boy who was raised by parents as a girl as a result of a bungled circumcision that left him without a penis.

: BBC4 News and Weather

With George Alagiah.


Unknown: George Alagiah.

: The Talk Show with Razla Iqbal

An interview with American photographer Nan Goldin, whose subject matter includes Aids, drugs, gender confusion and domestic violence.


Unknown: Nan Goldin

: The Mystery of Charles Dickens

Simon Callow's acclaimed performance in Peter Ackroyd's stage play.
Based on Ackroyd's own biography of Dickens, it is a journey through the life and writings of the great 19th-century author. Ackroyd has blended his own narrative about the writer with recollections, plus extracts from the author's best-loved works. In addition to the leading role, Callow brings to life a whole gallery of Dickensian characters.


Presenter: Simon Callow
Writer: Peter Ackroyd
Directed By: Gemma McMullan
Produced By: Stephen Wright

: Great Expectations

First in a two-part dramatisation of Charles Dickens's tale of guilt and desire. On the Kent marshes, a boy has a frightening encounter that will haunt him for the rest of his life. Starring loan Gruffudd. Concludes tomorrow.


Unknown: Charles Dickens

: The Talk Show with Razia Iqbal

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.

BBC Guidance

This historical record contains material which some might find offensive
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