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: Chopin Shorts

Op25 No 4 and 5.

: The Human Body

How, in the face of so many obstacles, does the human body reproduce itself? With Robert Winston.
First shown on BBC1 (S)


Unknown: Robert Winston.

: BBC4 News and Weather


: Life Before Birth

2/2. An unborn girl has a tumour growing in her lung - and babies undergo delicate and dangerous surgery in the womb. (S)

: Citizen Alec

Charting a year in office with Belfast's first Sinn Fein mayor, Alec Maskey. With writer and film-maker
Darragh Macintyre. (S)


Unknown: Alec Maskey.
Unknown: Darragh MacIntyre.

: JM Coetzee - Profile

The winner of 2003's Nobel Prize for Literature is profiled by novelist Christopher Hope. (S)


Unknown: Christopher Hope.

: Natural Selection

An animated dog show, first shown in The Shortest Night.

: The Old Lady and thePigeons

The comic story of a not-so-sweet little old lady is told in elegant animation.

: Life Before Birth

Parts one and two, shown yesterday and earlier tonight. (S)

: The Miracle of Love

How is science beating reproduction? Horizon investigates as Life
Before Birth concludes.

: As 10.30.

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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.

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