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: To Mars by A-Bomb

The astonishing story of an attempt to power a spaceship with nuclear bombs. With physicist Freeman Dyson


Speaker: Freeman Dyson

: BBC4 News and Weather

Then Video Nation.

: Commanding Heights

Ex-Polish president Lech Walesa is among interviewees in the third programme, which reveals how free-market policies are looked to as a possible blueprint for escape from stagnation and inflation.


Interviewee: Lech Walesa

: Ebony Towers: The Black Intelligentsia

US universities are seeing a new generation of black academics, including a brain drain from Britain. What are the implications here and in America?

: As 7pm.

: Caterham: Survival of the Fastest

Once the world's fastest accelerating production sports car, is the Caterham Seven in danger of being left behind?

: Neil MacGregor Talks to Andrew Marr

The new director of the British Museum discusses his work.


Interviewee: Neil MacGregor
Interviewer: Andrew Marr

: The Readers' and Writers' Roadshow

Kinky Friedman is in the spotlight.


Speaker: Kinky Friedman

: As 8.30pm.

With sign language.

: As 9.30pm.

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.

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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