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: Elephant - Spy In theHerd

Innovative camerawork gives a new view of elephants.
Narrated by David Attenborough. First shown on BBC1 (S) (W)


Unknown: David Attenborough.

: BBC4 News and Weather


: Painting the People

From portraits of Tudor servants to early photographs, how have ordinary people been portrayed in British art? (S) (W)

: The Booker Prize

Coverage of the literary award show
(simulcast with BBC2 10.00-
10.30) from the British Museum in London. (S) (W)

: The Mark Steel Lectures

Isaac Newton is the second of Steel's subjects in an irreverent look at people who changed the way we think. (S)(W)

: Gerald Scarfe: Drawing Blood

Tracey Emin , Ian Hislop ,
Clare Short , Michael Portillo and William Hague explore work by the caricaturist. (S) (W)


Unknown: Tracey Emin
Unknown: Ian Hislop
Unknown: Clare Short
Unknown: Michael Portillo
Unknown: William Hague

: The Farewell - Brecht's Last Summer

Jan Schutte 's biographical drama auout playwright Bertolt Brecht, from 2000. In German with English subtitles. (W)


Unknown: Jan Schutte

: The Big Read: Battle of the Books

A Suitable Boy v Middlemarch. (S) (W)

: Proms on Four

Richard Strauss 's Elektra performed by London Voices and the BBC
Scottish Symphony. (W)


Unknown: Richard Strauss

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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