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: Primate primers

A look at chimpanzees. Narrated by Paul McGann. (W)


Unknown: Paul McGann

: Grizzly Face to Face

Close encounters with the powerful predator. Presented by David Attenborough. (S) (W)


Presented By: David Attenborough.

: BBC4 News and Weather

[web address removed]

: The Big Read: Battle of the Books

Gone with the Wind v Wuthering Heights. John Walsh and Ian MacMillan are refereed by Sandi Toksvig. (S) (W)


Unknown: John Walsh
Unknown: Ian MacMillan
Unknown: Sandi Toksvig

: Mercury Music Prize 2003

Radiohead, Coldplay, the Thrills, Lemon Jelly and Eliza Carthy are among the 12 acts nominated this year. Discover who triumphs at London's Grosvenor House Hotel with live coverage of the awards ceremony. (W) Highlights are on BBC2 on Friday


Unknown: Eliza Carthy

: Restoration Secrets

The South East of England is the backdrop for the last in the series. Dr Jonathan Foyle discovers an architectural gem in Great Ormond Street Hospital while, from the BBC archives, there are visits to the South
Downs and Surrey. www.bbc.co.uk/restoration


Unknown: Dr Jonathan Foyle

: The Brief : TUC

New Labour's relationship with the trade unions heading for the rocks? David Aaronovitch investigates. (S) (W)


Unknown: David Aaronovitch

: As 8.30pm.

: As 10pm.

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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