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: Moments of Genius

Series on the people and ideas that have shaped the world.

: Horizon

Helike - the Real Atlantis. Examining the possible discovery of the ancient Greek city of Helike.

: BBC4 News and Weather

With George Alagiah.


Unknown: George Alagiah.

: The Falklands Play Row

In 1987, the BBC commissioned a play to mark the fifth anniversary of the Falklands conflict. But the play was never shown - until its screening tonight at 9pm. This documentary examines the political furore surrounding the decision not to show it and talks to the main players in the drama.

: The Falklands Play

Ian Curteis's play, being shown for the first time since it was commissioned, about the political machinations of the Thatcher government as Britain tried to regain the Falklands. Starring Patricia Hodge as Margaret Thatcher and James Fox as Lord Carrington. For cast list see Saturday 2.30pm on Radio 4 (p119). Casualty of war: page 40


Unknown: Ian Curteis
Unknown: Patricia Hodge
Unknown: Margaret Thatcher
Unknown: James Fox

: The Talk Show with Roger Bolton

A discussion of issues raised by tonight's play.

: Horizon

Helike - the Real Atlantis. As 7.10pm.

: Four Minutes

Photographer Lucien Herve profiled.


Unknown: Lucien Herve

: The Falklands Play Row

As 8.30pm.

: The Talk Show with Roger Bolton

As 10.35pm.

: The Trouble with Michel

Portrait of writer Michel Houellebecq.

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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