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: In Search of Speed

1960s Utah: land speed milestones are made as Craig Breedlove and Art Arfons go head to head in a near-lethal contest that saw the 400, 500 and 600mph barriers broken. The dramatic showdown between the two land speed legends reveals a story of ingenuity, ambition and bravery.


Unknown: Craig Breedlove
Unknown: Art Arfons

: The World

International news.
Followed by Weather

: 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. Concludes tomorrow 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

On the trail of Mary Shelley , author of Frankenstein; taking in a trip from
London to Switzerland to Oxfordshire and back, a tale of wife-swapping and new uses for an electric kite. Another episode tomorrow at 9.30pm


Unknown: Mary Shelley

: Martin Scorsese Presents The Blues: The Soul of a Man

**** Wim Wenders directs this tribute to legendary bluesmen Blind Willie Johnson , Skip James and JB Lenoir , whose music was forged in the Depression, but still rings true.
Includes musical performances from Lou Reed , Bonnie Raitt and John Mayall and the Bluesbreakers. Piano Blues is tomorrow at 10pm


Unknown: Wim Wenders
Unknown: Blind Willie Johnson
Unknown: Skip James
Unknown: Jb Lenoir
Unknown: Lou Reed
Unknown: Bonnie Raitt
Unknown: John Mayall

: As 8.30pm.

: as 9.30pm

: Cobra Ferrari Wars

the story of how Texan farmer
Carroll Shelby took on the motor-racing might of Ferrari in the 1960s - and won


Unknown: Carroll Shelby

: as 7pm


: 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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