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: Primate Primers

The highly sexed bonobo's world.

: Congo

2/3. The Baaka pygmies' belief in a huge swamp creature with a single horn.
First shown on BBC2

: The World

With Kirsty Lang.
Followed by Weather


Unknown: Kirsty Lang.

: Norman Borlaug: the Man who Fed the World - Profile

Matthew Parris looks at the work of the "dwarf wheat" scientist credited with saving more lives than anyone in history. More environmental insights at 12.20am


Unknown: Matthew Parris

: Congo: White King, Red Rubber, Black Death

King Leopold II of Belgium's exploitation of Congo's resources and people in a quest for profit amounted to one of the most oppressive regimes Africa ever knew. Peter Bate 's film for Storyville chronicles a sorry colonial chapter.


Unknown: Peter Bate

: Secrets of the Black Diaries

Did MI5 forge the lurid diaries of a gay political activist to send him to the gallows in 1916?

: As 8.30pm.

: Earth Summit - the Sceptical Environmentalist

Eco-warrior Bjom Lomborg expounds his claims that plans to combat global warming are an expensive waste of money.


Unknown: Bjom Lomborg

: Proms on Four

Violinist Kyung-Wha Chung plays Bruch, Messiaen and Ravel.


Violinist: Kyung-Wha Chung

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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