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: The Snow Geese

William Fiennes follows snow geese from Texas to the Arctic.


Presenter: William Fiennes

: The Life of Birds: To Fly or Not to Fly

In the first of a ten-part series. David Attenborough looks at how flightless birds such as the ostrich, kiwi and kakapo survive.


Presenter: David Attenborough

: BBC4 News and Weather

With George Alagiah.


Newsreader: George Alagiah

: City Scapes: New York

Exploring the modernist gems of Manhattan architecture and how 11 September has made New Yorkers more aware of their surroundings.

: Last Party 2000: Storyville

Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman attempts to discover why the American electorate is so apathetic.


Presenter: Philip Seymour Hoffman

: The Room

This production of Harold Pinter's first play, which he wrote in 1956, centres on a mystery visitor to an apartment. It was filmed in New York in and stars Lindsay Duncan and Keith Allen.


Author: Harold Pinter
Rose: Lindsay Duncan
Mr Sands: Keith Allen

: Journeys with George: Storyville

After a year shadowing George W Bush, Alexandra Pelosi presents a profile.


Presenter: Alexandra Pelosi

: The Cult of Kahlo

A portrait of the Latin American artist Frida Kahlo.

: NFT at 50

Celebrating half a century of the National Film Theatre.

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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