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: Moments of Genius

Series on people and ideas that have shaped the world.

: Horizon

The Lost Pyramids of Caral. A documentary focusing on the discovery of a 5,000-year-old city of pyramids in Peru, which may hold the key to the birth of civilisation.

: BBC4 News and Weather

With George Alagiah.


Unknown: George Alagiah.

: The Talk Show with Andrew Marr

Peter Mandelson joins Marr to discuss the relationship between politics and the media.


Unknown: Peter Mandelson

: Mali Music: Damon Albarn and Afel Bocoum at the Barbican

In 2000, Blur frontman Damon Albarn travelled to Mali to play and record with some of the country's greatest musical stars. Last month, the musicians, including guitarist and singer Afel Bocoum, were reunited for a London concert at the Barbican. This film contains footage of Albarn's video diary of his Malian trip and also of the Barbican concert.


Musician: Damon Albarn
Singer: Afel Bocoum

: Storyville: Town Bloody Hall

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 members of the Women's Movement.


Unknown: Chris Hegedus
Unknown: Norman Mailer
Unknown: Diana Trilling

: Four Minutes

Photographer Steve Pyke profiled.


Unknown: Steve Pyke

: The Talk Show with Andrew Marr

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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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