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: Primate Primers

The lowdown on the gorillas.

: Europe: a Natural History

2/4 How the last Ice Age saw mammoths roam the frozen North Sea.

: The World

International news.
Followed by Weather

: Yes, Prime Minister

5/8p; second series. Jim Hacker considers a major reform of local government.

: Broadway - the American Musical

2/6. The 1920s was the golden age of musical theatre - Richard Rodgers and Lorenz "Larry" Hart, George and Ira Gershwin, Fred Astaire and Al Jolson were all forging careers as songwriters, producers and performers. But as the Jazz Age drew to a close, the industry suffered the double blow of talking pictures and the Wall Street Crash. Presented by Julie Andrews.


Unknown: Richard Rodgers
Unknown: Fred Astaire
Unknown: Al Jolson
Presented By: Julie Andrews

: Arrested Development

Gob practises new magic tricks, while Lindsay tracks down her grandmother - and inheritance. (AD) Repeated next Sunday on BBC2

: Pop Svengalis

Time Shift celebrates the dynamos behind great British bands from the 1950s to today. See Tuesday's choice.

: Curb Your Enthusiasm

3/10; series two. Larry experiences the "trick" side of Halloween. (AD)
11.30 4/10; series two. Larry seems to be a couple of prawns short of a Chinese takeaway. (AD)

: Boris Johnson Talks to Kirsty Wark

What lies behind the Spectator editor's shambolic facade?

: Guyana: Trouble in Paradise

A sugar crisis engulfs the government.

: Restoration Nation

Midlands architecture; signed

: as 10.20pm


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.

BBC Guidance

This historical record contains material which some might find offensive
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