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: Pyramid

Omar Sharif tells how the construction of Egypt's Great Pyramid of Giza, a Wonder of the Ancient World, would have appeared to those who built it.
First shown on BBC1 Nile: Crocodiles and Kings - Friday BBC2 at 9pm (9.30pm in Wales - not digital)


Unknown: Omar Sharif

: The World

With Kirsty Lang.
Followed by Weather


Unknown: Kirsty Lang.

: Mediterranean Tales

Irma Kurtz gets a flavour of modem-day Athens and the Isle of Aegina with local writers.


Unknown: Irma Kurtz

: Mind Games

Francis Wheen and Timandra Harkness guest on the puzzle game.


Unknown: Francis Wheen
Unknown: Timandra Harkness

: Historians of Genius - in eir Own Words

ThNew series 1/3. Simon Schama introduces the first of three films taking great historians of the past into the present. The first subject is Thomas Macaulay , played by Samuel West , who delivers his History of England focusing on the 1685 Monmouth Rebellion. (AD)


Introduces: Simon Schama
Unknown: Thomas MacAulay
Played By: Samuel West

: Before the Booker

Clive Anderson and guests discuss which popular book might have won the Booker Prize in 1954.


Unknown: Clive Anderson

: The Other Side of Dunkirk

An examination of the evacuation from English, French and German perspectives.

: As 9.30pm.

: As 9pm.

: As 11.10pm.

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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.

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.

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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.

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