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: Paul Davies - Cradle of Life

How did life on Earth begin?
Astrobiologist Paul Davies's theory on this age-old conundrum is more radical than most - that life started elsewhere in the solar system and travelled to our planet in a meteorite - but his case is corroborated by some serious scientific evidence.


Unknown: Paul Davies

: The World

With Kirsty Lang.
Followed by Weather


Unknown: Kirsty Lang.

: The Unseen David Blunkett

- Profile Peter White , himself a blind man, assesses the Labour Party's uncompromising, polemical and scrupulously private Home


Unknown: Peter White

: Holidays In the Danger Zone - the Violent Coast

Ben Anderson concludes his adventures along Africa's west coast, where modern-day states live with a legacy of slavery, colonial carve-ups and horrific civil wars. In the impoverished Ivory Coast he finds a basilica taller than the Vatican, while in Benin voodoo is flourishing and a huge oil spill in Nigeria's delta has blighted the land. See Monday choice.


Unknown: Ben Anderson

: As 7pm.

: As 8.30pm.

: As 9pm.

: Proms on Four

Haydn's The Creation, as performed by the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment.

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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