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: Chopin Preludes

No 14 in E flat minor and No 18 in F minor.

: The DVD Collection

Super Size Me and The Motorcycle Diaries are discussed, serial-killer movies The Hours of the Day and Memories of Murder are discussed, and there's a retrospective of James Cagney classics.


Presenter: Stuart Maconie

: Family Ties

A showgirl gave birth to a daughter 41 years ago, and gave her up for adoption to academic parents. Sarah has grown up with snippets of information about her intriguing mother and now wants to learn more.

: British Isles: a User's Guide to Natural History

1/6. Dinosaurs in Wales? Volcanos in Leicestershire? Deserts in Cheshire? Chris Packham investigates in the series exploring Britain's countryside.


Presenter: Chris Packham

: The Natural History of the Chicken

How was this seemingly simple creature actually revealed to be complex? Mark Lewis investigates for Storyville.


Unknown: Mark Lewis

: Time Shift: Attenborough - the Controller

Time Shift looks at BBC2's early years and the impact of its then-controller, in the first of this evening's David Attenborough triple bill.


Subject: David Attenborough

: David Attenborough Talks to Mark Lawson

The man behind The Blue Planet and much more in conversation.

: Tiger

David Attenborough narrates a wildlife special focusing on a tigress in a park in India. (AD)


Unknown: David Attenborough

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: Don't Watch This Watch That 3/6

Robert Kilroy-Silk, sheep and a shiny happy George W Bush. More on Wednesday at 11.45pm

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: as 7.05pm

: as 10pm

: as 10.45pm

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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