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: Moments of Genius

Scientists talk about ideas that have shaped the world.

: Horizon

The Dinosaur That Fooled the World. An investigation into the dinosaur hoax that duped one of the most respected journals in the world.

: BBC4 News and Weather

With George Alagiah.


Unknown: George Alagiah.

: Dam Nations

Three programmes examining the impact of various dam projects. Damage: Arundhati Roy
Following essays that were critical of dam projects and questioned Indian democracy, author Arundhati Roy was convicted of criminal contempt and imprisoned. This film is her account of the events that led to her arrest.
9.20 Dam Nation Gaia Servadio investigates Turkey's dam-building programme which, because of the displacement of large populations and the potential destruction of unique ancient sites, has led to international protests.
10.00 The Talk Show Special
A discussion as to whether or not dam projects create more harm than good.


Unknown: Arundhati Roy
Unknown: Gaia Servadio

: Lift to the Scaffold

A film noir that marked Louis Malle's directorial debut. A woman and her young lover plan to murder her husband. Starring Maurice Ronet, Jeanne Moreau. In French with English subtitles.


Unknown: Louis Malle
Unknown: Maurice Ronet
Unknown: Jeanne Moreau

: Damage: Arundhati Roy

As 8.30pm.

: The Talk Show Special

As 10pm.

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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