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: The Lion's Trail

One man's struggle to be recognised as the writer of popular song The Lion Sleeps Tonight.

: BBC4 News and Weather


: Donald Rumsfeld: Running

with Bulls - Profile Is the US Defence Secretary a dangerous warmonger or a straight-talking hero? John Barry examines his career and ideology. (S) (W)


Unknown: John Barry

: Jonl Mitchell: a Woman ofHeart and Mind

The pre-eminent singer, songwriter and poet tells her story in interviews interwoven with her words and music. (W)

: God Bless America - the Brief

Following BBC2's live debate on global attitudes towards America, a film showing how, in the aftermath of 11 September, a climate of fear and paranoia has prevailed across the United States, while the Christian right has blurred politics and religion.

: America and Europe: the Great Divide

Jonathan Freedland discusses the continental rift with ex-Foreign Secretary Douglas Hurd in a Talk Show special. (W)


Unknown: Jonathan Freedland
Unknown: Douglas Hurd

: Americans are fromMara, Europeans are from Venus

Robert Kagan looks at the balance of power between Europe and the United States. (S) (W)


Unknown: Robert Kagan

: As 7pm.

: As 10.30pm.

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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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