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: Himalaya with Michael Palin

4/6. The globetrotter witnesses the Chinese influence on Tibet.
First shown on BBCl Continues tomorrow at 7pm

: Mind Games

Broadcaster Lindsey Fallow and neurologist Harry Witchel prepare to rack their brains in tonight's quiz. More tomorrow at 8pm


Unknown: Lindsey Fallow
Unknown: Harry Witchel

: The Book Show

13/13. Janice Forsyth talks to New England writer Anita Shreve about her new novel Light on Snow.


Talks: Janice Forsyth
Unknown: Anita Shreve

: Light Fantastic

4/4. How Einstein's revelations about light, the universe and everything totally changed our view of the world. Hosted by Simon Schaffer.
BBCi: explore light through the night sky by pressing the red button on the handset


Unknown: Simon Schaffer.

: MR James

Ruth Rendell and Christopher Frayling are among the contributors in this appreciation of the influential ghost-story writer. A series of his work starts with Whistle and I'll Come to You, which follows.


Unknown: Ruth Rendell
Unknown: Christopher Frayling

: Whistle and I'll Come to You

A solitary middle-aged professor experiences ghostly terror in the night in this dramatisation directed by Jonathan Miller and starring Michael Hordern.
The Treasure of Abbot Thomas continues the MR James season tomorrow at 11pm


Directed By: Jonathan Miller
Unknown: Michael Hordern.
Unknown: Abbot Thomas
Unknown: Mr James

: Spirit of the Beehive

Victor Erice 's 1973 drama about two girls who become obsessed by Frankenstein's monster after seeing the film. In Spanish with English subtitles.


Unknown: Victor Erice

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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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