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: Mediterranean Tales

3/10. Thriller writer Donna Leon tells Irma Kurtz why she sets her bestsellers in Venice.
7.30 4/10. Writer and social commentator Alan Epstein tells Kurtz why he loves to do as the Romans do.


Unknown: Donna Leon
Unknown: Irma Kurtz
Commentator: Alan Epstein

: The World

Zeinab Badawi presents. Then Weather


Unknown: Zeinab Badawi

: Days That Shook the World

How did the killing of Archduke Ferdinand and the suicide of Adolf Hitler affect the course of history? (AD)



: Abroad Again In Britain

2/5. Jonathan Meades marvels at the grandeur of the Royal
Pavilion, Brighton, built for the Prince Regent, George IV in the 18th century.


Unknown: Jonathan Meades

: State of Play

2/6. After
Dl Brown 's murder, the tough
DCI Bell joins the investigation. Delia realises her life is in danger - can she trust Cal?
Starring John Simm.


Unknown: Dl Brown
Unknown: John Simm.

: What If ... Smith Not Blair

John O'Farrell, Andrew Marr and Kenneth Clarke MP discuss what may have resulted if John Smith had lived to lead Labour beyond 1994.


Unknown: Andrew Marr
Unknown: Kenneth Clarke
Unknown: John Smith

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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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