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: Rainforest Refugees

How orang-utans are spiralling towards extinction.

: The Life of Birds: The Insatiable Appetite

Revealing some of the strategies birds use to feed themselves.

: BBC4 News and Weather

With George Alagiah.


Newsreader: George Alagiah

: Readers and Writers Roadshow

From the Belfast Festival of Literature.

: Death March: a Survivor's Story

Auschwitz captive Kitty Felix describes how she and thousands of prisoners were marched at gunpoint during the winter of 1944-5 as the allies advanced on Germany.


Interviewee: Kitty Felix

: The Dwarfs

A premiere of an early work, based on Pinter's first and only novel of the same name, that tells the story of four young Londoners.


Author: Harold Pinter

: The Hour of the Wolf

***Ingmar Bergman's only horror film, set on a deserted island to which an artist and his wife retreat, only to be tormented by haunting visions. Starring Max von Sydow and Liv Ullman.


Director: Ingmar Bergman
Johan Borg: Max von Sydow
Alma Borg: Liv Ullman

: As 8.30pm

: Kings In Waiting: Henry V

The king that would defeat the French at Agincourt is generally regarded to have been a tearaway prince who made good, but the truth is more complicated. With signing.

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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