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: Primate Prime: Chimpanzee

The first in a series of short films about apes looks at chimpanzees.

: The Life of Birds: Fishing for a Living

David Attenborough focuses on an array of aquatic birds, from ducks to kingfishers and penguins.


Narrator: David Attenborough

: BBC4 News and Weather

With George Alagiah.


Newsreader: George Alagiah

: Jose Saramago - Profile

On the eve of publication of The Cave- Saramago's first novel since winning the Nobel Prize for Literature - the writer discusses his life and career.


Interviewee: Jose Saramago

: My Terrorist: Storyville

In 1978, film director Yulie Cohen-Gerstel was the victim of a terrorist attack in London in which several of her colleagues died. This film chronicles her attempts to free the last surviving terrorist involved in the attack from prison.


Director: Yulie Cohen-Gerstel

: Understanding John Birt

Looking at the life and work of one of the most controversial director-generals in the history of the BBC.


Subject: John Birt

: Southern Comfort

*** Storyville documentary about Robert Eads, a female-to-male transsexual who faces certain death from ovarian cancer.


Subject: Robert Eads

: As 9pm.

: As 8.30pm.

: As 10pm.

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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