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: Journeys from the Centre of the Earth

6/6. lain Stewart shows how salt has played a crucial role in everything from the existence of ice ages to the preservation of food and dead bodies in ancient Egypt.

: The World

With Zeinab Badawi.
Followed by Weather


Unknown: Zeinab Badawi.

: African School

2/8. A change in the rules for prefect elections means that girls are now allowed to put their names forward. Enter strong-willed Susan, who has taken up the challenge to run for head prefect. Continues next

: Africa - Who Is to Blame?

Former president of Ghana Jerry Rawlings and Kenyan law student
June Arunga embark on a journey through Tanzania and Rwanda to explore some of Africa's seemingly intractable problems.

: Sounds of the Seventies

5/10. The Carpenters, Kate Bush, Abba and Wings all perform.

: Look around You

3/6; series two. The 1980s-set spoof science series asks whether a new serum can help long-distance athlete Ros Lamb run from London to Aberdeen in under five minutes.


Unknown: Ros Lamb

: Arrested Development

The family support their father at his court hearing.
11.20 Michael falls for his son's ethics teacher.

: As 8.30pm.

: as 9pm

: Nation on Film

selective education. Signed

: A Digital Picture of Britain

the Highlands and Glens. Signed

: Animation Nation

1/3. Government propaganda explored. Signed

: England Away

football supporters in Europe. Signed

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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