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: Days That Shook the World

For seven years British archaeologist Howard Carter excavated in the Valley of the Kings, convinced it had secrets to yield. On 26 November 1922, it did: the treasures of Tutankhamun's tomb. Plus how French academic Jean Francois Champollion cracked the code of the Rosetta Stone in 1822.


Unknown: Howard Carter
Unknown: Jean Francois

: The World

With Zeinab Badawi.
Followed by Weather


Unknown: Zeinab Badawi.

: The Sky at Night

News of the Rhessi mission to observe sunspots and solar flares, and a visit to the Swedish solar observatory on La Palma in the Canary Islands.
Revised repeat from yesterday night on BBC1

: Closing Down

For Storyville,
Italian film-maker Alessandro Rossetto follows his mother Flavia, a hairdresser for 40 years, whose salon in Padua is a focal point for local gossip. Many of Flavia's clients have grown old with the business, and now it's time for her to retire. What will she do next? A series of programmes on the Italian Mafia begins on Wednesday at 9pm


Unknown: Alessandro Rossetto

: Monday Morning

This gentie observational comedy drama won Otar losseliani the best director prize at the 2002 Berlin Film Festival. Bored with his humdrum life, French factory worker Vincent sets off to visit an old pal in Venice. Jacques
Bidou and Arrigo Mozzo star. In French, Italian and Romanian with English subtitles. Review page 87.


Unknown: Venice. Jacques
Unknown: Arrigo Mozzo

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: The Curse of Oil

1/3. Storyville's journey through oil-producing regions begins in Ecuador and Angola - where oil is seen as more a curse than a blessing. Continues tomorrow, 1.30

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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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