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: Moments of Genius

Developments in the field of rocket science.

: Wellington: the Iron Duke

Richard Holmes tells the story of Waterloo - a conflict that sealed Wellington's place in history and left him to fight new battles in the world of politics. Last in the series.


Unknown: Richard Holmes

: BBC4 News and Weather

With George Alagiah.


Unknown: George Alagiah.

: Readers' and Writers' Roadshow

Nadine Gordimer, Elaine Feinstein and Lorna Goodison join Rosie Boycott at the Literatures of the Commonwealth Festival.


Unknown: Nadine Gordimer
Unknown: Elaine Feinstein
Unknown: Lorna Goodisonjoin
Unknown: Rosie Boycott

: The Lens on Life

Julie Etchingham looks at the medium of documentary photography and shows how the photograph can still provoke reaction in the fast-paced multi-media age.


Unknown: Julie Etchingham

: Ansel Adams

Ansel Adams was 14 when he first encountered the Yosemite Valley, and through his photography he has sought to capture the beauty of the North
American landscape in a series of stunning, innovative and celebrated images such as Monolith, the Face of Half Dome. This film hears from Adams's family and friends, and makes an assessment of his achievements.


Unknown: Ansel Adams

: La Separation

Drama starring Isabelle Huppert, Daniel Auteuil and Jerome Deschamps. In French with English subtitles.


Unknown: Isabelle Huppert
Unknown: Daniel Auteuil
Unknown: Jerome Deschamps.

: Renaissance

The period at the end of the 15th century that culminated in the Sack of Rome.
With signing.

: As 8.30pm.

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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