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: Earth Summit: Children of Rio

The story of seven children who were bom in 1992, the year of the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro, and of a generation of activists disillusioned with broken promises. (S) (W)

: BBC4 News and Weather


: Alexander McCall Smith -Profile

A portrait of the Scots medical law professor and acclaimed novelist. (W)

: The Big Read: Battle of the Books

Sandi Toksvig plays host to a debate over the merits of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone against Alice in Wonderland. (W)


Presenter: Sandi Toksvig

: Time Shift: High Rise Dreams

"Time Shift" looks back at how a group of idealistic architects changed the face of council housing in Britain, inspired by the modernist philosophy of Le Corbusier and new materials, only to be thwarted by financial restraints, poor craftsmanship and Margaret Thatcher's private ownership creed.

: As 7pm.

(S) (W)

: As 9.30pm.

: As 9pm.

: Afghan Warrior -the life and Death of Abdul Haq

A documentary telling the story of a warrior, peacemaker, visionary and martyr whose life mirrors that of Afghanistan over the last 25 years. (S) (W)

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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This historical record contains material which some might find offensive
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