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: Zimbabwe 2003

Food shortages, political repression and petrol queues are part of everyday Zimbabwean life. Farai Sevenzo reports.


Reporter: Farai Sevenzo

: The Best New Museum InBritain

Joanna Lumley is among the judges of the Gulbenkian prize for innovation in a museum.


Unknown: Joanna Lumley

: BBC4 News and Weather

[web address removed]

: Nell McGregor Meets Andrew Marr

The director of the British Museum discusses his work.


Interviewee: Nell McGregor
Interviewer: Andrew Marr

: World In a Box

Lisa Jardine takes a look inside "cabinets of curiosities" -the private collections which inspired our first museums and also helped stock them.


Unknown: Lisa Jardine

: Cathy Come Home

Ken Loach's classic 1965 play about homelessness. Starring Carol White and Ray Brooks. Showing as part of Time Shift.
(First shown on BBC1)


Director: Ken Loach
Cathy: Carol White
Reg: Ray Brooks

: BritArt

Damien Hirst stars in the three-part story of how Britain rose from an artistic backwater.
12.05am Hirst halves a cow and the Saatchi Gallery showcases young British art.
12.55 Fashion and music stars get in on the act and the Tate
Modern opens.


Unknown: Damien Hirst

: 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.

BBC Guidance

This historical record contains material which some might find offensive
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