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: Mediterranean Tales

Irma Kurtz , following the literary trail of Mark Twain , reaches Cairo.


Unknown: Irma Kurtz
Unknown: Mark Twain

: Civilisation

10/13. Kenneth Clark discusses the Age of Reason, when religious warfare gave way to humanistic philosophy, and a return to the ideals of the Greeks and Romans.
(First shown on BBC2)
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Presenter: Kenneth Clark

: The World

international news.
Followed by Weather

: The Desk

9/10. Media trends are assessed by Wallpaper* founding editor Tyler BrOle.


Editor: Tyler Brole.

: Baghdad or Bust

Planning to be "human shields" to deter the US and UK from bombing Iraq, an extraordinary group of people left London on three double decker buses bound for Baghdad. Their tragi-comic story is told here.

: Why We Fight

Is US foreign policy dominated by the idea of military supremacy? Has the military become too important in American life? This Storyville film is an inside look at the American war machine. The title is taken from propaganda films by Frank Capra , encouraging the war effort against Nazism. Here, they are used to comment on the elite's obsession with power.


Unknown: Frank Capra

: Cast & Crew: The WickerMan

Christopher Lee ,
Edward Woodward , Ingrid Pitt and director Robin Hardy discuss the cult British horror film with Kirsty Wark.


Unknown: Christopher Lee
Unknown: Edward Woodward
Unknown: Ingrid Pitt
Director: Robin Hardy
Unknown: Kirsty Wark.

: Death on the Staircase:

The jury in the Michael Peterson case deliberates for five days before reaching a verdict


Unknown: Michael Peterson

: as 9pm

: as 10pm

: as 11.40pm

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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