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: Journeys from the Centreof the Earth

5/6. lain Stewart tells the story of man's 10,000-year battle with water. Because water is so crucial, ancient civilisations had to learn how to exploit it. From the flooding of Stone Age hunting grounds to the fall of the Roman Empire, water was pivotal. Today we ignore it at our peril. Filmed in Greece, Spain and Jordan.
8.00 6/6. Salt has played a role in everything from the ice ages to the preservation of food and dead bodies in ancient Egypt, lain
Stewart investigates.

: The British Space Race

Britain was, briefly, the unlikely player in the field of rocket research. Time Shift tells the story of unsung pioneers of space exploration: the rocket engineers, the scientists and, ultimately, the dreamers who never gave up on a vision of bringing the future into the present. Interviewees include Professor Colin Pillinger , lead scientist of Beagle 2.


Unknown: Professor Colin Pillinger

: To Mars by A-bomb

The extraordinary yet true account of a secret US government-backed attempt to build a spaceship the size of an ocean liner and send it to Mars, Jupiter and Saturn, propelled by thousands of miniature nuclear bombs.

: Reach for the Stars: Days That Shook the World

6/10 How views of the world were challenged by astronomer Galileo's ideas and the first man in space, Yuri Gagarin. (AD)


Unknown: Yuri Gagarin

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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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