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: Ancient Secrets

Following the extraordinary efforts of Dutch academic Bert Korendik to reconstruct the face of an Egyptian mummy.


Unknown: Bert Korendik

: Blood of the Vikings

This week, Julian Richards follows the Vikings' rise to power in the British Isles.


Unknown: Julian Richards

: BBC4 News and Weather

With George Alagiah.


Unknown: George Alagiah.

: Readers' and Writers' Roadshow

Host Kate Mosse discusses the art of storytelling with guests Beryl Bainbridge, John Carey and Philip Pullman, from Trinity College, Oxford.


Unknown: Kate Mosse
Unknown: Beryl Bainbridge
Unknown: John Carey
Unknown: Philip Pullman

: The Trouble with Michel

Documentary about the highly controversial French novelist Michel Houellebecq, author of Whatever and Atomised.


Unknown: Michel Houellebecq

: War Grave

Moving stories in which relatives and comrades remember those who have been killed in wartime.

: What If ...

Examining what might have happened if the Germans had not decided to halt their tanks 15 miles short of Dunkirk.

: The DVD Collection

Special edition looking at the work of director Krzysztof Kieslowski.


Director: Krzysztof Kieslowski.

: Jules et Jim

Drama about an unlikely ménage-à-trois, set in the period of 1912-33. Directed by Francois Truffaut and starring Jeanne Moreau and Oskar Werner. In French with English subtitles. Review page 64.


Directed By: Francois Truffaut
Unknown: Jeanne Moreau
Unknown: Oskar Werner.

: Readers' and Writers' Roadshow

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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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