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: Moments of Genius

Brunei's ocean liner.

: Earth Story

Journey to the Centre of the Earth. What drives volcanic activity?

: BBC4 News and Weather

With George Alagiah.


Unknown: George Alagiah.

: The Edinburgh Show

Kirsty Wark meets some of the festival's performers.


Unknown: Kirsty Wark

: BBC4 Sessions - David Byrne

The former lead singer of Talking Heads in concert at the Union Chapel in Islington, London.

: A Very English Genius: How Michael Ventra Cracked Linear B

In 1952 amateur enthusiast Michael Ventris deciphered Europe's earliest-known writing system. This drama-documentary tells the story of his troubled life.


Unknown: Michael Ventris

: Sansho Dayu

***** Kenji Mizoguchi's epic drama considers how someone can be driven to barbarism simply to survive. In Japanese with English subtitles. Review page 54.


Director: Kenji Mizoguchi

: As 8.30pm.

: As 9pm.

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.

BBC Guidance

This historical record contains material which some might find offensive
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