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: Primate Primers

A look at the life of gorillas. (W)

: Killer Whales - Up Close and Personal

A young killer whale learns how to catch seals in the wild Southern Ocean. Narrated by Andrew Sachs.
First shown on BBC2 (S) (W)


Unknown: Andrew Sachs

: BBC4 News and Weather


: The Big Read: Battle of the Books

The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins v Bleak House by Dickens. Refereed by Sandi Toksvig. (S) (W)


Unknown: Wilkie Collins
Unknown: Sandi Toksvig

: Holidays In the DangerZone - Meet the Stans

Drugs and danger await when Simon Reeve visits Tajikistan and Uzbekistan in the second of two reports. See Monday's Choice. (S) (W)


Unknown: Simon Reeve

: Martha Gellhorn - On the Record

One of the first women to report war from the frontline, Martha Gellhorn also became the third wife of writer Ernest Hemingway. Friends and family tell Marie Colvin about her life and work. (W)


Unknown: Martha Gellhorn
Unknown: Ernest Hemingway
Unknown: Marie Colvin

: As 9pm.

: As 8.30pm.

: Proms on Four

Ruby - a percussion concerto by Joe Duddell , performed by Colin Currie - is featured with music by Tchaikovsky and Bartok. Marin Alsop conducts the Bournemouth Symphony
Orchestra. (W)


Unknown: Joe Duddell
Unknown: Colin Currie

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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