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: Zimbabwe 2002

Journalist and film-maker Farai Sevenzo returns to Zimbabwe for the first time in 15 years during the 2002 elections, to see how his family and friends were affected by the voting process.


Film-maker: Farai Sevenzo

: The Viewers' Vote: Superfly

Specialist photography and 3D animation computer graphics reveal the world of the common fruit fly - which features gay, drunk and violent flies.

: The Readers' and Writers' Roadshow: the Quiz

Readers tackle writers in this literary Christmas quiz.

: Gimme Some Truth

John Lennon and Yoko Ono's summer 1971 recording of the classic album Imagine.


Musician: John Lennon
Musician: Yoko Ono

: 2002: A Year In the World of BBC4

Andrew Marr examines the past year through the eyes of the channel which launched last March, revisiting excerpts from some of its best documentaries, dramas and news stories.


Presenter: Andrew Marr

: Prom at the Palace

Michael Parkinson introduces highlights of the Golden Jubilee concert in Buckingham Palace gardens in June. Performances include Roberto Alagna, Angela Gheorghiu and Dame Kiri Te Kanawa.


Introduces: Michael Parkinson
Tenor: Roberto Alagna
Soprano: Angela Gheorghiu
Soprano: Dame Kiri Te Kanawa

: As 8.30pm.

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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