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: University Challenge

The popular academic quiz hosted by Jeremy Paxman.


Host: Jeremy Paxman

: Mind Games

Another round of the quiz show.

: BBC4 News and Weather

A global roundup.

: Musical Traditions: the Lambeg Drum

A four-part series looking at the distinctive musical traditions of Northern Ireland. This edition focuses on the Lambeg drum.

: Youssou N'Dour: BBC4 Sessions

The crown prince of African music in fiery form on the last night of his European tour.


Singer: Youssou N'Dour

: Flooded Britain

Following pioneers of a radical approach to coastal defence, backed by the government, that entails knocking down the existing sea walls and letting the sea flow back in.

: Holidays In the Axis of Evil

A two-part series in which Ben Anderson investigates life in the world's six most evil countries, as identified by George W Bush : North Korea, Iraq, Iran, Syria, Libya and Cuba.
12.10am In the second of a two-part film, Ben Anderson travels through Syria, Iran, Libya and Cuba to see what life is like for those living in these states that have been condemned by President Bush.


Presenter: Ben Anderson

: 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.

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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