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: A Digital Picture of Britain

3/6. Calum Colvin gets to stalk stags in the Scottish Highlands. Glasgow's Graham Fagen braves the high seas to document Scotland's fishing industry and Mary Mcintyre scales the Goliath crane in Belfast's Harland and Wolff shipyard.


Unknown: Calum Colvin
Unknown: Graham Fagen
Unknown: Mary McIntyre

: Nation on Film

3/6. Back to school with films made in the classrooms of Britain that reveal the days of secondary moderns, grammar schools and the 11-plus exam.

: The World

With Zeinab Badawi.
Followed by Weather


Unknown: Zeinab Badawi.

: African School

1/8. The daily lives and concerns of pupils and teachers in the Ugandan town of Masindi. Mrs Mukasa, the new headmistress is in dire financial straits. Narrated by Sophie Okenedo. Continues on Thursday at 8.30pm.


Unknown: Sophie Okenedo.

: The African Rock 'n' Roll Years

New series 1/8. The roots of West African music are traced to the ancient Mande empire. With contributions from Youssou N'Dour,
Baaba Maal and Salif Keita. See Baaba Maal perform at 2am and Yossou N'Dour at 3am


Unknown: Salif Keita.

: Waiting for Happiness

Considered and compassionate African drama that analyses the social, economic and cultural dilemmas facing the continent in the new millennium. In Hassianya and French with English subtitles. Review page 103. Film Highlights: page 56

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: BBC4 Sessions

Baaba Maal: the Senegalese singer in concert

: BBC4 Sessions

Youssou N'Dour: the one-time collaborator with Neneh Cherry performs

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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