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: Egypt's Golden Empire

A look at the controversial Pharaoh Akhenaten, who some said was a genius and others a madman, arid who oversaw one of the most turbulent periods in ancient
Egyptian history.


Unknown: Pharaoh Akhenaten

: Samuel Johnson Shorts

Tonight's literary film examines Churchill by Roy Jenkins, the story of how the statesman rose to become "the greatest human being ever to occupy 10 Downing


Unknown: Roy Jenkins

: BBC4 News and Weather

With George Alagiah.


Unknown: George Alagiah.

: The Talk Show: Judith Mackrell Meets Lindsay Kemp

The dance guru and mime artist guests on the topical and cultural discussion show.

: The Cultured Ape

The primatologist Frans de Waal claims that our closest relatives, the great apes, share culture with us. This film suggests that how we view them accurately reflects the way we see ourselves.


Unknown: Frans de Waal

: Wonderland

An impressionistic, multi-layered film, scored by Michael Nyman and directed by Michael Winterbottom of Welcome to Sarajevo and Jude renown, which dissects the problematic lives of a cross-section of ordinary Londoners. The film won the Bafta for Outstanding British Film of the Year. Starring Gina McKee and Molly Parker.


Unknown: Michael Nyman
Directed By: Michael Winterbottom
Unknown: Gina McKee
Unknown: Molly Parker.

: As 9pm.

: As 8.30pm.

: Samuel Johnson Shorts

Literary film.

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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.

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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.

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