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: Lions - Spy In the Den

Innovative camerawork helps get close up on the cubs of a pride of lions on the African plains. First shown on BBC1

: BBC4 News and Weather


: The Big Read: Battle of the Books

Catch 22 v War and Peace. Proponets John Walsh and Ian McMillan are refereed by Sandi Toksvig.


Unknown: John Walsh
Unknown: Ian McMillan
Unknown: Sandi Toksvig

: Home

Antony Sher stars in a dark comedy, based on JG Ballard's The Enormous Space. Also starring Debbie Findlay and Keith Allen. See yesterday's Choice. Sir Antony Sher is also on at 12.50am


Unknown: Antony Sher
Unknown: Debbie Findlay
Unknown: Keith Allen.
Unknown: Sir Antony Sher

: The Mark Steel Lectures

New series Byron is the first of Steel's subjects in a five-part series that takes an irreverent look at people who changed the way we think.

: Low Flying Aircraft

Futuristic thriller by director Solveig Nordlund , from 2002, based on a short story by JG Ballard. In Portuguese with English subtitles.


Director: Solveig Nordlund

: As 9pm.

: Sir Antony Sher Talks to Joan Bakewell

The actor talks about the first play he has written: ID.


Unknown: Joan Bakewell

: As 8.30pm.

: Proms on Four

L 'Enfance du Christ.

: As 12.50.

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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