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: Sahara with Michael Palin

3/4. Michael wanders through
Timbuktu and sets out for Algeria. First shown on BBC1

: The World

With Kirsty Lang.
Followed by Weather


Unknown: Kirsty Lang.

: Mediterranean Tales

Irma Kurtz follows Mark Twain 's journey to Marseille, experiencing its literary heritage, cuisine and eclectic society.


Unknown: Irma Kurtz
Unknown: Mark Twain

: Joan Roughgarden - Profile

A portrait of the radical scientist with controversial views on evolution and animal behaviour.

: The Cockettes - Storyvllle

*** Nudity, drugs and strong language abound in a tribute to the flamboyant, gender-bending hippies who staged exuberant musicals in late 60s/early 70s San Francisco and spawned a cult.
Review page 45.

: Drag

Culture Fix explores the rich tradition of drag in Britain, from Shakespearean times through music hall to pantomime.

: The Closet

Comedy starring Daniel Auteuil and Gerard Depardieu in which a worker at a condom company pretends to be gay. In French with English subtitles.


Unknown: Daniel Auteuil
Unknown: Gerard Depardieu

: As 9pm.

: Who Am I Now? - Storyvllle

The aftermath of Sheena McDonald 's near-fatal accident.


Unknown: Sheena McDonald

: As 8.30pm.

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.

BBC Guidance

This historical record contains material which some might find offensive
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