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: Moments of Genius

Wonder Drug. John Burn tells how the medicinal virtues of willow bark were discovered in 1763 and how, 130 years later, the active ingredient was finally patented as aspirin.


Unknown: John Burn

: A History of British Art

Modern Art. The fourth in the six-part series shows that the origins of modern art lie not with Monet in France, but Turner and Constable in England. With Andrew Graham-Dixon .


Unknown: Andrew Graham-Dixon

: BBC4 News and Weather

With George Alagiah.


Unknown: George Alagiah.

: Jacques Chirac - Profile

As the French presidential election nears, journalist and film-maker Nick Fraser takes a look at a French political giant, Jacques Chirac.


Unknown: Nick Fraser
Unknown: Jacques Chirac.

: Storyville: Town Bloody Hall

Documentary makers DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus's film record of a raucous debate on "women's liberation" that took place in New York's City Hall in 1971, between novelist Norman Mailer, critic Diana Trilling and three members of the Women's Movement - Germaine Greer, Jill Johnston and Jacqueline Ceballos.


Unknown: Chris Hegedus
Unknown: Norman Mailer
Unknown: Diana Trilling
Unknown: Germaine Greer
Unknown: Jill Johnston
Unknown: Jacqueline Ceballos.

: Great Expectations

Ending the two-part dramatisation of Charles Dickens's powerful tale of guilt and desire. Pip has become a "gentleman" in London, having received an inheritance from an anonymous benefactor. With Charlotte Rampling.


Unknown: Charles Dickens

: Profile: Jacques Chirac

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: A History of British Art

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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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