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: In the Footsteps of Alexander the Great

Michael Wood retraces the epic journey taken by the Macedonian warrior king on his conquests, beginning in the Lebanese city of Tyre. the scene of his most desperate battle.


Unknown: Michael Wood

: The World

international news.
Then Weather

: Light Fantastic

2/4. From
Galileo to Darwin, how has light changed our understanding of the universe? With Simon Schaffer. Continues on Thursday at 8.30pm. BBCi: explore light through the night sky by pressing the red button on the handset


Unknown: Simon Schaffer.

: The Mark Steel Lectures

An irreverent look at the life and work of Leonardo da Vinci. What does The Last Supper have in common with EastEnders, and why could the Mona Lisa never have starred in Renaissance Men Only magazine? Another episode on Thursday at 9.30pm


Unknown: Mona Lisa

: Martin Scorsese Presents The Blues: Red, White & Blues

*** Mike Figgis recalls the evolution of 1940s British jazz into
1950s skiffle and 1960s electric blues as perfected by the Rolling Stones and the Animals. With performances by Jeff Beck , Lulu, Eric Clapton ,
Lonnie Donegan , Tom Jones ,
John Mayall and Van Morrison. The Soul of a Man is on Thursday at 10pm


Unknown: Mike Figgis
Unknown: Jeff Beck
Unknown: Eric Clapton
Unknown: Lonnie Donegan
Unknown: Tom Jones
Unknown: John Mayall
Unknown: Van Morrison.

: As 8.30pm.

: as 9.30pm

: Proms on Four

Dvorak and Strauss:
Mariss Jansons conducts the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra in a performance of two 20th-century masterpieces -
Dvorak's lyrical Eighth Symphony and Richard Strauss 's autobiographical tone poem Ein Heldenleben


Unknown: Mariss Jansons
Unknown: Richard Strauss

: as 8.30pm

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.

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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