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: In the Footsteps of Alexander the Great

Michael Wood retraces the king's route towards Babylon. See also Charging for Alexander, 8.30pm


Unknown: Michael Wood

: The World

With Kirsty Lang.
Followed by Weather


Unknown: Kirsty Lang.

: Charging for Alexander

A revealing documentary following historian Robin Lane Fox as he travels from Oxford's dreamy spires to Morocco's dusty plains to shadow Oliver Stone as historical adviser on the set of the director's latest movie, Alexander. Every don has his day: page 25


Unknown: Robin Lane Fox
Unknown: Oliver Stone

: A Very English Genius

The race to decipher Europe's oldest writing system, Linear B , and the role of Michael Ventris.


Unknown: Linear B
Unknown: Michael Ventris.

: Painting Flowers

Monty Don explores the sunflower's symbolic and aesthetic role in art, from Van Dyck to Van Mieris and, of course, Van Gogh.


Unknown: Monty Don
Unknown: Van Dyck
Unknown: Van Mieris
Unknown: Van Gogh.

: Yes Minister

3/7. Humphrey foils Jim's fiscal plans. Repeated next Tuesday on BBC2.

: As 8.30pm.

: Imber - England's Lost Village

How a ghost village came back from the dead.

: The Island

Andrew Motion on the secret history of a Suffolk military establishment.

: As 9pm.

: As 11.30pm.

: As 12.30am.

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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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