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: Riding Elephants

Postcards from Botswana evening begins with a journey through the Okavango Delta on an elephant. Elephants: Spy in the Herd is on BBC1 tomorrow at 9pm

: Wild Dogs of Mombo

A look at some of the endangered predators of Africa.

: The Bushmen's Last Dance

Bushmen of the Kalahari resist resettlement. How has the modem world impacted on indigenous peoples?

: Alexander McCall Smith

The author returns to Botswana to review the inspirations for his books about a ladies' detective agency. Concluding Postcards from Botswana.

: The Shortest Night: Fresh

Creature Comforts is among six films originally shown as part of The Shortest Night.

: Macbeth

Judi Dench ,
Ian McKellen and John Woodvine head the cast in Trevor Nunn 's production, from 1979. Also starring Bob Peck. Bob Peck also stars in the Edge of Darkness double bill, tomorrow 9.10pm


Unknown: Judi Dench
Unknown: Ian McKellen
Unknown: John Woodvine
Unknown: Trevor Nunn
Unknown: Bob Peck.
Unknown: Bob Peck

: Remember the Family

How can business failure affect an entire family? Storyville investigates.

: Chess Pieces -21st Century Art

Damien Hirst contributes to a look at art and Chess.


Unknown: Damien Hirst

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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