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: The Devil that Dancedon the Water

Aminatta Forna 's book is discussed. (W)


Unknown: Aminatta Forna

: Dressing Up for theCarnival - a Portrait of CarolShields

Margaret Atwood contributes to a profile of author Carol Shields. (S) (W)


Unknown: Margaret Atwood
Unknown: Carol Shields.

: BBC4 News and Weather


: A Country Parish

The curate upsets the locals with his children's service and timing for the Harvest festival in part two. First shown on BBC2 (S) (W)

: The Big Read: Battle of the Books

The Hitch-Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy v The Colour of Magic. (W)

: JLB: the Man who Saw the Future

The story of John Logie Baird - the first man to give a successful public demonstration of television. (S) (W)

: What If ... the Major/Currie Affair

What if
John Major 's affair had become public while he was PM? See
Monday Choice. (S) (W)


Unknown: John Major

: Arena

A profile of author George Orwell. The Real Room 101 follows. (S)


Unknown: George Orwell.

: The Real Room 101

The influence of 1984 and its psychological torture chamber concept. (S) (W)

: As 9pm.

: As 9.30pm.

With sign language.

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.

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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