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: Walking with Beasts

A focus on the beginnings of mankind, with the advent of Australopithecus.

: Profile

Rebekah Wade, the controversial new editor of The Sun, is profiled.


Speaker: Rebekah Wade

: BBC4 News and Weather

Then Video Nation.

: The Rise and Rise of World Music

From Ravi Shankar to Youssou N'Dour and the Buena Vista Social Club, Verity Sharp traces the rise of "local music, but not from here".


Presenter: Verity Sharp

: Cradle of Life

How did life on Earth begin? Astrobiologist Professor Paul Davies suggests it began elsewhere in the solar system and travelled to Earth in a meteorite.


Presenter/Astrobiologist: Professor Paul Davies

: Curb Your Enthusiasm

Larry meets a porn mogul in the first of a double bill of the US comedy.
10.30 Larry tries to buy a bracelet for Cheryl.

: The Gist

Spoof arts show starring Emma Fielding and Robert Webb.


Harriet Gould: Emma Fielding
Paul Ashdown: Robert Webb

: As 8.30pm.

: As 9pm.

: Extinction with Peter Snow

Are humans wiping out the rest of life on Earth? Peter Snow investigates.


Presenter: Peter Snow

: As 11pm.

: As 8.30pm.

: As 9pm.

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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