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: Business Confession: James Dyson

The vacuum cleaner manufacturer talks about his commercial secrets.


Speaker: James Dyson

: Alistair Cooke's America: Home from Home

The English dissenters and adventurers who settled in America in the 16th and 17th centuries.


Presenter: Alistair Cooke

: BBC4 News and Weather

The latest reports.

: The Talk Show with Jonathan Freedland

A debate on the concept of civic society.


Presenter: Jonathan Freedland

: The Voynich Mystery

How the contents of an enigmatic book unearthed in an Italian monastery in 1912 has confounded scientists and code-breakers.

: Painting the Weather: Storm

How artists have captured images of raging storms on land and at sea.

: Five Miles High

Looking at the Jetstream, a high-altitude "river of air".

: Aids 2002

Three films in the strand looking at how societies are coping with Aids. Ends 1.25am.
Simon and I: Profiling South African gay activists Simon Nkoli and Bev Ditsie.
12.25am The Ball: Why condoms are important to football-mad boys in Mozambique.
12.30 Sincerely Yours: Film-maker Dumisani Phakathi explores Soweto.


Subject: Simon Nkoli
Subject: Bev Ditsie.
Subject: Dumisani Phakathi

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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.

BBC Guidance

This historical record contains material which some might find offensive
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