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: Mediterranean Tales

Highlights from 2004's series in which Irma Kurtz followed Mark Twain 's route from Gibraltar to Tangier.


Unknown: Irma Kurtz
Unknown: Mark Twain

: Civilisation

1/13. From 1969, Kenneth Clark 's exploration of the sources and development of Western civilisation begins in the Dark Ages.
(First shown on BBC2)
(Continues tomorrow at 7.10pm)


Presenter/Writer: Kenneth Clark

: The World

international news.
Followed by Weather

: Bread of Heaven with Huw Edwards

5/6. Wales was on fire with religious fervour in 1904. This is the amazing story of the revival led by Evan Roberts and its aftermath.
First shown on BBC1 Wales


Unknown: Evan Roberts

: Europe: a Natural History

2/4. Mammoths wandered the North Sea and lions roamed Trafalgar
Square. Sean Pertwee narrates a look at the last great Ice Age.


Unknown: Sean Pertwee

: Pop Svengalis

Marti Wilde, Joe Brown, Paul Morley, Les McKeown and Simon Napier-Bell guest on Time Shift's look at pop managers. Annie Nightingale narrates.


Unknown: Marti Wilde
Unknown: Joe Brown
Unknown: Paul Morley
Unknown: Simon Napier-Bell

: The Desk

5/10. Examining the global media with Tyler Brule.


Unknown: Tyler Brule.

: Guyana: Trouble in Paradise

2/6. Ministers tackle the European Union's threat to slash the price of Guyanese sugar. Can the country's fragile economy survive?

: Boris Johnson Talks to Kirsty Wark

Once described as "the love child of Margaret Thatcher and Scooby-Doo," the former Tory front-bencher reveals what makes him tick.


Unknown: Margaret Thatcher

: as 9pm

: as 9.50pm

: Proms on Four

Bartok's only opera Duke Bluebeard's Castle, and Kaija Saariaho's Orion, conducted by Saraste

: as 11.30pm

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.

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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