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: Robert Hooke: Victim of Genius

Erased from history by jealous rival Isaac Newton, this is the story of the first professional research scientist.


Unknown: Isaac Newton

: The World

International news.
Followed by Weather

: The Book Show

Claire Tomalin discusses her biographies of Katherine Mansfield , Jane Austen and Samuel Pepys , while Big Bang author Simon Singh makes a case for popularising science.


Unknown: Claire Tomalin
Unknown: Katherine Mansfield
Unknown: Jane Austen
Unknown: Samuel Pepys
Unknown: Simon Singh

: Light Fantastic

2/4. How, from Galileo to Darwin, has light changed our understanding of the universe? Presented by Simon Schaffer. BBCi: explore light through the night sky by pressing the red button on the handset


Presented By: Simon Schaffer.

: The Pedants' Revolt Lynne

Truss's Eats, Shoots & Leaves is the base of a documentary about those who believe English is being defiled by sloppy and ignorant usage. Presented by Victoria Cohen , with John Humphrys. See
Sunday's choice.


Presented By: Victoria Cohen
Unknown: John Humphrys.

: Arrested Development

Gob suspects his girlfriend is having an affair. Carl Weathers - aka Rooky's Apollo Creed - guests.


Unknown: Carl Weathers

: The Mark Steel Lectures

5/6. A history of the pioneering life of suffragette Sylvia Pankhurst , from her schooldays in Manchester to her relationship with the leader of the Labour Party.


Unknown: Sylvia Pankhurst

: Malaria: the Vaccine Challenge

What measures are being taken to combat malaria? In the follow-up to Malaria: Fever Road, experts are consulted.

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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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