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: Abroad Again in Britain

3/5. Jonathan Meades visits
Portsmouth Dockyard.


Unknown: Jonathan Meades

: The World

With Kirsty Lang.
Then Weather


Unknown: Kirsty Lang.

: Battle of the Books

Brown's The Da Vinci Code is pitted against another religious murder mystery: Umberto Eco's The Name of the Rose.


Unknown: Da Vinci Code

: Life before Birth

Professor Kypros Nicolaides , who performs life-saving surgery on unborn babies, looks back at some of his most challenging cases to date.


Unknown: Professor Kypros Nicolaides

: Hot Spots: Indonesia

The brutal and corrupt presidency of General Suharto may have come to an end in 1998, but democracy has brought fresh challenges to this fragile archipelago.

: Shadow Play

Half a million lives were lost in a forgotten footnote of the Cold War. Storyville recalls the 1960s birth of the New Order in Indonesia.

: Design for Life:Ingvar Kamprad

The Swedish brain behind Ikea's ethos of cheap flat-pack furniture.

: As 10pm.

: Days That Shook the World

Nuclear fission and the Chernobyl disaster. Signed.

: As 8.30pm.


: As 7pm.

With sign language.

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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