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: Cradle of Life

How did life on Earth begin? Professor Paul Davies says it originated elsewhere in the solar system and travelled to our planet on a meteorite. (S) (W)


Unknown: Paul Davies

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: Profile

Vladimir Putin , president of Russia, is an enigma. is he trying to westernise Russia or return to a more Soviet style of government? (S) (W)


Unknown: Vladimir Putin

: Revolution In the Skies

Ryanair's boss claims he will end the reign of British Airways and seize the "world's favourite airline" title. How have budget airlines brought about revolution in the skies and what will be the consequences? (S) (W)

: What if ... the Major/Cunie Affair

Suppose John Major 's affair with Edwina Currie had been made public while he was Prime Minister. Clive Anderson discusses the possibilities with Michael White , Michael Brown and Amanda Platell in the first of Six shows. (S) (W)


Unknown: John Major
Unknown: Edwina Currie
Unknown: Clive Anderson
Unknown: Michael White
Unknown: Michael Brown
Unknown: Amanda Platell

: Michael Heseltine at the Old Vic

One of the UK's most controversial politicians speaks freely. (S)

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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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