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: Diary Days

The dawn of a new millennium.

: Historians of Genius - in Their Own Words

Samuel West plays Victorian historian Thomas Macaulay , presenting his History of England. (AD) More tomorrow at 7.05pm


Unknown: Samuel West
Unknown: Thomas MacAulay

: Diary Days

The abdication of King Edward VIII.

: The World

With Kirsty Lang.
Followed by Weather


Unknown: Kirsty Lang.

: Paisley's Progress

The remarkable political career of the Rev Dr Ian Paisley , leader of the Democratic Unionist Party.


Leader: Dr Ian Paisley

: Confessions of an IRA Informer

A documentary telling the story of Sean O'Callaghan, self-confessed IRA bomb-maker, murderer and double agent. Jailed for years in 1988, he was pardoned and released eight years later.


Unknown: Sean O'Callaghan

: Holy Cross

A drama about sectarian hatred in Belfast, based on real events in 2001. Conflict arises when Catholic girls walk through a Protestant area to get to the Holy Cross Primary School. First shown on BBC1

: As 9pm.

: As 8.30pm.

: Proms on Four

Oliver Knussen 's children's operas Higglety Pigglety Popl and Where the Wild Things Are.


Unknown: Oliver Knussen

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.

BBC Guidance

This historical record contains material which some might find offensive
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