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: Postcards from Johannesburg

The discovery of toxic chemical fire retardants in peregrine falcon eggs.

: Wild Down Under

6/6. How has Australasian wildlife coped with humans and their ancestors over the past 60,000 years?
First shown on BBC2 (S)

: BBC4 News and Weather


: Richard Rorty - Profile

Stuart Jeffries presents a portrait of the radical American philosopher. (S)


Unknown: Stuart Jeffries

: Andrew Davies Talks toClive Anderson

The acclaimed
TV dramatist discusses his career in advance of a season of his work on BBC4. (S)

: Rich Hall's Fishing Show

The US comic and Mike Wilmot rue their financial difficulties in the last of the series. (S)


Unknown: Mike Wilmot

: Curb Your Enthusiasm

Larry can't believe the fact that the Jewish man marrying his sister-in-law is converting to Christianity. (S)

: Mr Pepys's Diary

Why the quintessential London diary still holds a contemporary resonance 400 years on.

: As 9pm.

: Proms on Four

Featuring Tchaikovsky's Symphony No 5. plus music from Prokofiev and HK Gruber.

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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