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: Abroad Again In Britain

5/5. Edinburgh Castle and Holyrood Palace are explored by Jonathan Meades.


Unknown: Jonathan Meades.

: The World

Then Weather

: Battle of the Books

Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad v English Passengers by Matthew Kneale.


Unknown: Matthew Kneale.

: Hot Spots: Iran

Since the fall of the Shah and the triumph of the revolution in Iran in 1979, the Islamic republic and the US have been bitterly opposed. Can they ever set history aside? Jim Muir reports from Tehran and Washington.


Unknown: Jim Muir

: The House of Saud

Arabia's royal family tells its own history of the kingdom, from its Islamic roots to the origins of Osama Bin Laden. Showing in the Storyville strand.


Unknown: Osama Bin Laden.

: As 9pm.

: Shlrin Ebadl: Divided by the Prize

The first Muslim woman to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize - for her work as a lawyer and human rights activist in Iran - is profiled.

: As 8.30pm.


: Life before Birth

Kypros Nicolaides reflects on his triumphs and failures with unborn children. Signed.


Unknown: Kypros Nicolaides

: 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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