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: Walking with Beasts

A look at the life of the 15-ton indricothere. Kenneth Branagh narrates.


Narrator: Kenneth Branagh

: The Readers' and Writers' Roadshow

Literary discussion from Reading.

: BBC4 News and Weather

International reports.

: Designer of the Year

The work of the four nominees competing for the Design Museum's prize.

: Robert Hooke: Victim of Genius

The story of the British scientist whose legacy was erased after his death by rival Isaac Newton.


Subject: Robert Hooke
Subject: Isaac Newton

: Curb Your Enthusiasm

A double bill of the US comedy.
Larry and Cheryl's double date goes wrong.
10.30 Failing to pick up a golf ball sets off a chain of events for Larry David. Face of the Week: page 55


Himself: Larry David

: Time Shift: Car Crazy

Britain's love of automobiles, from the earliest days of mass-production to the present.

: Arena

Celebrating the Ford Cortina - Britain's most misunderstood car.

: Profile

Novelist Chinua Achebe.


Subject: Chinua Achebe

: Dinner with Portillo

A look at politicians.


Presenter: Michael Portillo

: As 7pm.

: As 11pm.

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.

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