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: Chopin Shorts

From the etudes. OplO No. 8.

: Great Railway Journeys

Rian Malan , writer of My Traitor's Heart, crosses from Cape Town to the Lost City in South Africa.
First shown on BBC2 (S)


Unknown: Rian Malan

: BBC4 News and Weather


: Dan Cruickshank and the House that Wouldn't Die

Dressed to reflect fictional lives in the 18th and 19th century, 18 Folgate St, London. is a house unlike any other. Cruickshank visits. (S)

: Mind Games

Top Gear's
Richard Hammond and "IgNobel Prize"-winner Len Fisher guest on the quiz. (S) BBCi features available via handset


Unknown: Richard Hammond
Unknown: Len Fisher

: Sperm Wars

A humorous look at how females ensure that they get the best father for their offspring begins this week's Life Before Birth season. (S)

: My Sperm Donor Dad -Storyville

One of the first men to be born as a result of artificial insemination tries to trace his biological father. (S) The Lite Before Birth season continues tomorrow at 8.30pm

: Western

A search for love, shelter and sex features in Manuel Poirer 's romantic comedy. In French with English subtitles. (W)


Unknown: Manuel Poirer

: As 9pm.

: As 9.30pm.

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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