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: Primate Primers

A look at gibbons.

: Serpent

A look at snakes, the most successful of predators. Narrated by David Attenborough. First shown BBC1.


Unknown: David Attenborough.

: BBC4 News and Weather


: Profiles - Richard Rorty

A look at the provocative US philosopher's work.

: Israel's Generals: Sharon

A look at the controversial Prime
Minister, Ariel Sharon , forms the last of the trilogy.


Unknown: Ariel Sharon

: The Mark Steel Lectures

Charles Darwin is the fifth of Steel's subjects.


Unknown: Charles Darwin

: Curb Your Enthusiasm

Halloween brings another round of horror for David in part three.
Face of the week: page 61

: Days That Shook the World

Two days that defined the fortunes of Jews in the 20th century.
More seismic events tomorrow at 8.30pm.

: Holidays In theDanger Zone - Meet the Stans

Simon Reeve files a risky report from Uzbekistan. Repeated on BBC2 tomorrow 11.20pm


Unknown: Simon Reeve

: As 9pm.

: As 8.30pm.

: Proms on Four

Featuring John Adams 's On the Transmigration of Souls, Haydn, Bartok and Copland.


Unknown: John Adams

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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