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: The Devil That Dancadon the Water

Aminatta Forna 's
Samuel Johnson Prize-nominated book is discussed. More of the prize-nominated books are discussed each night this week


Unknown: Aminatta Forna
Unknown: Samuel Johnson

: The Famine Business

Millions were reported at risk last year. If rains failed in Africa, famine loomed. But was the threat real?

: BBC4 News and Weather

[web address removed]

: Mind Games

Raj Persuad and Timandra Harkness guest on the game.


Unknown: Raj Persuad
Unknown: Timandra Harkness

: The Falkland* Play

Patricia Hodge and James Fox star in a dramatisation of how the Thatcher government went to war to regain the Falklands.
First shown on BBC2


Unknown: Patricia Hodge
Unknown: James Fox

: Curb Your Enthusiasm

Larry David stars as a nightly re-run of the comedy's first series begins.
11.00 Cheers star Ted Danson double dates with Larry in the second show. Danny Kelly : page 30


Unknown: Larry David
Unknown: Ted Danson
Unknown: Danny Kelly

: The Commanding Heights

Margaret Thatcher and Dick Cheney are among Interviewees discussing how the free market drove economic change in the 20th century. Continues at the same time tomorrow


Unknown: Margaret Thatcher
Unknown: Dick Cheney

: As 9pm.

: As 8.30pm.

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.

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.

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