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: Light Fantastic

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

: The World

International news.
Followed by Weather

: Yes, Prime Minister

Jim suspects that his Cabinet
Secretary may have too much power. But Sir Humphrey is not about to have his wings clipped.

: Arena - Remember the Secret Policeman's Ball?

A documentary chronicling the series of Amnesty International fundraising concerts, which brought together a wealth of comedy talent and paved the way for future events such as Comic Relief. Plus music from Bob Geldof , Joan Armatrading , Phil Collins and Sting. You shall go back to the ball: plB


Unknown: Bob Geldof
Unknown: Joan Armatrading
Unknown: Phil Collins

: Monty Python's Flying Circus

And now for something completely different.

: The Young Ones

Decapitation, Disney slasher films and a sticky bun litter an appearance on University Challenge. Music from Motorhead.

: Arena - La Dame aux Gladiolas

Spoof documentary from the 1979 series looking at the glitzy life of Dame Edna Everage.
First shown on BBC2


Unknown: Dame Edna Everage

: as 9pm

: Terror - Made in America:

Days That Shook the World: two terrorist outrages that left their mark on America: signed (AD)

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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