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: Superfty

How the common fruit fly is used to unlock the secrets of human life.

: The World

With Kirsty Lang.
Followed by Weather


Unknown: Kirsty Lang.

: A Question of Madness

Chronicling the controversial life and assassination of the South African Prime Minister Hendrik Verwoerd. I.D., a dramatised version of events surrounding his murder, follows.

: Antony Sher in I.D.

Written by Sher, this humorous play recounts the assassination of the South African Prime Minister Hendrik Verwoerd in 1966, and profiles his killer,
Demetrios Tsafendas , played by Sher. With strong language.


Unknown: Hendrik Verwoerd
Unknown: Demetrios Tsafendas

: Sir Anthony Sher Talks to Joan Bakewell

The actor and author discusses the background to his play I.D., set in his homeland South Africa.

: Mediterranean Tales

Irma Kurtz explores Jerusalem with local writers.


Unknown: Irma Kurtz

: Historians of Genius - In Their Own Words

3/3. Bill Paterson reads a passage from Thomas Carlyle's French Revolution. (AD)


Unknown: Bill Paterson
Unknown: Thomas Carlyle

: Painting the People

Ordinary citizens portrayed in British art. Signed.

: As 7pm,

with Signing.

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.

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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