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: Primate Primers

A look at orang-utans.

: Great Political Mistakes

How the poll tax played a major part in the downfall of Margaret Thatcher.


Unknown: Margaret Thatcher.

: BBC4 News and Weather


: Everest Today

On the 50th anniversary of Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay 's ascent of Everest, Tom Heap marks their achievement with a report from the base camp of the world's highest mountain. Summit special: page 30


Unknown: Edmund Hillary
Unknown: Tenzing Norgay
Unknown: Tom Heap

: Everest: Getting to the Bottom of the Mountain

The story of the great mountain and its changing role, from mother goddess to tourist attraction. Featuring Chris Bonington and Doug Scott.


Unknown: Chris Bonington
Unknown: Doug Scott.

: Himalaya

Eric Valli 's Oscar-nominated odyssey from 1999. Thilen
Lhondup plays a trader relying on traditional wisdom to get his herd across inhospitable terrain. In Tibetan with English subtitles.


Unknown: Eric Valli

: Beck's Futures withMichael Landy

A look at the work of the nine innovative artists who were nominated for this year's award.

: As 9pm

. With sign language.

: As 7.10pm

. With sign language.

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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