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: Planet English

How did
English become the global language? 70 years ago it was just one of many - but then came a push to fight Nazis and Communists. (S) (W)

: BBC4 News and Weather


: Aztecs: for Blood andGold

Richness, beauty and cruelty characterised the Aztec culture. William Feaver investigates. (S) (W)


Unknown: William Feaver

: Talking to a Stranger

"The innocent must suffer" in the last of John Hopkins 's four plays. Judi Dench stars. See
Sunday's Choice. (S) Judi Dench interviewed, tomorrow 7pm


Unknown: John Hopkins
Unknown: Judi Dench
Unknown: Judi Dench

: Nobody's Business

Unconvinced that his life matters at all, the father of film-maker
Alan Berliner is nonetheless the riveting subject of the third in Storyville's weeknight Relative Strangers strand. More tomorrow at 10.30pm. (S)


Unknown: Alan Berliner

: Saving the Madonna:British Art Treasures In Peril

With Raphael's Madonna of the Pinks destined for the States,
Richard Brooks investigates why so many works of art are being sold abroad. (S) (W)


Unknown: Richard Brooks

: Reflecting Skin

Bonnie Greer examines black people in Western art. (S) (W)


Unknown: Bonnie Greer

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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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