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: The British Enlightenment

Continental philosophers such as Voltaire claimed the limelight, but here Professor Roy Porter states the case for the contributions of Britons to Europe's 18th-century Enlightenment.


Unknown: Professor Roy Porter

: BBC4 News and Weather

[web address removed]

: A Country Parish

Christmas is overshadowed by a tragedy in part six, and Jamie faces a crisis of conscience.
First shown on BBC2

: The Big Read: Battle of the Books

Rebecca v Jane Eyre. Proponets John Waish and Ian MacMillan are refereed by Sandi Toksvig.


Unknown: Jane Eyre
Unknown: John Waish
Unknown: Ian MacMillan
Unknown: Sandi Toksvig.

: Newton - the Dark Heretic

A look at the life of Isaac Newton - a scientific genius but a man with a dark side to his character - using drama and interviews with modem experts. Narrated by Bill Paterson.


Unknown: Bill Paterson.

: Robert Hooke - the Lost Genius

The story of the British scientist whose legacy was eclipsed after his death by rival Isaac Newton.


Unknown: Isaac Newton.

: As 7pm.

: Sense and Sensation

A lavish exploration of the arts in 18th-century London by John Brewer.


Unknown: John Brewer.

: As 9pm.

: As 10.30pm.

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.

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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