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: Light Fantastic

3/4. Simon Schaffer charts the journey from light bulb to atomic bomb.
See yesterday's choice. BBCi: explore light through the night sky by pressing the red button on the handset


Presenter: Simon Schaffer

: The World

International news.
Followed by Weather

: Yes, Prime Minister

Jim isn't happy when backbench MPs and civil servants both start pushing for pay increases.

: The Price of Prawns

Environmental campaign groups question the ethical standards of Honduran prawn farmers, whose product is sold by some major UK supermarkets. The farmers, however, say they operate to high standards. This documentary tries to find out the true story.

: Dear John

Beginning tonight's commemoration of John Peel , Jo Whiley introduces tributes from Nick Cave , Johnny Marr. Benjamin Zephaniah and John Humphrys. John's association with the Undertones follows. Steve Lamacq presents an evening celebrating John Peel 's career from 7pm-lam on Radio 1


Unknown: John Peel
Introduces: Jo Whiley
Unknown: Nick Cave
Unknown: Johnny Marr.
Unknown: Benjamin Zephaniah
Unknown: John Humphrys.
Unknown: Steve LamacQ
Unknown: John Peel

: Teenage Kicks - the Undertones

John Peel 's visit to Londonderry to interview the band that created his favourite song-Teenage Kicks.


Unknown: John Peel

: John Peel: In Session Tonight

Performances from a selection of the acts championed by the DJ on his radio show, including the likes of Pink Floyd, Bob Marley , Roxy
Music, Billy Bragg , the Smiths, Roni Size and the White Stripes.


Unknown: Bob Marley
Music: Billy Bragg
Unknown: Roni Size

: Cold War Spies: Days That

Shook the World: the 1960 U-2 spy plane incident. Signed (AD)

: as 7pm:

: as 9pm

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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