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: The Samuel Johnson Prize

Short film about Bill Bryson 's popular science book A Short History of Nearly Everything.


Unknown: Bill Bryson

: The Tiger: a Wildlife Special

Documentary uncovering the big cat's true nature.

: The World

International news.
Followed by Weather

: The Book Show

Colm Toibin discusses The Master, his
Booker Prize-shortlisted novel about Henry James. Plus David Baddiel on digging into history.


Unknown: Colm Toibin
Unknown: Henry James.
Unknown: David Baddiel

: Light Fantastic

3/4. The journey from light bulb to atomic bomb: Simon Schaffer reveals how the quest to understand what light really is had far-reaching and disturbing consequences. BBCi: explore light through the night sky by pressing the red button on the handset


Unknown: Simon Schaffer

: Mind Games

Dr Raj Persaud and vet Steve Leonard guest on the baffling quiz.


Unknown: Dr Raj Persaud
Unknown: Steve Leonard

: Arrested Development

The family supports their father at his court hearing, the brothers fight it out over Marta and George-Michael investigates Maeby's conception.

: The Mark Steel Lectures

6/6. A trip to Switzerland to probe the life of Albert Einstein , grapple with the nature of the universe and contend with the scientist's dislike Of SOCks.


Unknown: Albert Einstein

: Last Roar of the Tiger

The struggle for survival between people and tigers in the far east of Russia is examined.

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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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