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: The Planets

6/8. With the Viking probe's failure to discover life on Mars in 1976, scientists gave up hope of finding alien life in our solar system. But renewed efforts brought renewed optimism. (Revised repeat from BBC2)

: The World

International news.
Then Weather

: The Sky at Night

Extended version of last night's BBC1 programme. Patrick Moore learns about the world's largest telescope in northern Chile.


Unknown: Patrick Moore

: See You In the Future

Could death be a thing of the past?
Storyville explores the world of cryonics, a process that freezes people after death in the hope that they can be revived in the future.
Postponed from 10 October

: Terror - Made In America:Days That Shook the World

Two outrages committed on American soil are recalled tonight. 130 years separate the assassination of Abraham Lincoln and the slaughter of 168 innocents in the Oklahoma City bombing: actions of political extremists that will forever make a mark on America. (AD)


Unknown: Abraham Lincoln

: Mary Robinson Talks to Kirsty Wark

Ireland's first female president discusses the invasion of Iraq, the "war on terror" and human rights post-9/11.

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: Family Ties

: a showgirl gave birth to a daughter 41 years ago, and gave her up for adoption to academics. Sarah has grown up with snippets of information about this intriguing figure, and now wants to learn more

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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.

BBC Guidance

This historical record contains material which some might find offensive
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