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: Primate Primers

Orang-utan. The world's largest tree-dwelling animals.

: How to Build a Human

Living for Ever. The series concludes with a look at the ageing process and a potential elixir of youth that promises to double a healthy life span. The Genetics Debate is tomorrow, 7.10pm.

: BBC4 News and Weather

With George Alagiah.


Unknown: George Alagiah.

: Profile: George W Bush

Christopher Hitchens's portrait of the US president.


Unknown: Christopher Hitchens

: Ravi Shankar: between Two Worlds

An examination of the life and work of innovative Indian sitar player Ravi Shankar, who has worked with Yehudi Menuhin and John Coltrane, and taught George Harrison. Features footage from 1954 to the present and interviews with Shankar.


Unknown: Ravi Shankar
Unknown: Yehudi Menuhin
Unknown: John Coltrane
Unknown: George Harrison.

: Pie In the Sky - Storyville

Documentary recounting the life of Brigid Berlin, daughter of the chairman of the Hearst Corporation, who achieved cult status after appearing nude in photographs and Andy Warhol films.


Unknown: Andy Warhol

: Ingmar Bergman in Conversation

The director talks about the rituals of writing and speaks of his attitudes to religion and death in the conclusion of the two-part interview.

: As 8.30pm.

: As 9pm.

: The Century of the Self

Eight People Sipping Wine in Kettering How politicians use public focus groups to shape their policies. Last in series. Signed.

: As 11.15pm.

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.

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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