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: Days That Shook the World

How Chuck Yeager tried to break the sound barrier in 1947 and - 20 years later - Donald Campbell broke the water-speed record.


Unknown: Chuck Yeager
Unknown: Donald Campbell

: The World

With Zeinab Badawi.
Followed by Weather


Unknown: Zeinab Badawi.

: Yes Minister

3/7; series two.
Jim favours legislation to counter espionage - until he turns up on a terrorist group's wanted list.

: Building Africa

From Mali's strangely beautiful mud buildings to Mussolini's modernist experiments in Eritrea, architect David Adjaye explores the continent's architectural history as part of the Africa Lives on the BBC season. With visits to Ghana and Rwanda - still rebuilding after the genocide of the 1990s - and a look at how bricks from an apartheid-era jail have been put to good use in a South African court building.


Unknown: David Adjaye

: African Cinema: an Introduction

A beginner's guide to landmark sub-Saharan films of the past 50 years. Plus news from this year's Cannes Film Festival and interviews with top African film-makers.

: Abouna

From 2002, director Mahamat-Saleh Haroun 's accurately observed drama of life on the Chad-Cameroon border. Two brothers are sent to a strict Koranic school when their father leaves the family home. Chad Arabic with English subtitles. Review page 64. Film Highlights: page 56
See also Track Wars at 2.20am


Director: Mahamat-Saleh Haroun

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: Track Wars

The rivalry between Kenya and Ethiopia in long-distance running.
African School is tomorrow at 8.30

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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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