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: Great Railway Journeys

African-American scholar Henry Louis Gates Jr travels through Zimbabwe - calling at Victoria Falls, then on through Zambia and Tanzania to the bush village of Kilimatinde.


Unknown: Henry Louis
Unknown: Gates Jr

: The World

With Zeinab Badawi.
Followed by Weather


Unknown: Zeinab Badawi.

: African School

4/8. Pregnancy forces 6,000 girls out of the schools in Uganda every year. Here, we follow a student who fears she is pregnant.
Continues next Tuesday.

: Africa: Hope for Tomorrow

It's the world's poorest continent; haunted by HIV/Aids and plagued by corruption. Tony Blair and Bob Geldof want a massive increase in aid. But will money alone help?
Zeinab Badawi hosts a debate about how to achieve a better future.


Unknown: Tony Blair
Unknown: Bob Geldof
Unknown: Zeinab Badawi

: Sounds of the Seventies

6/10. Carole King , James Taylor , Neil Young , Randy Newman , Don McLean , Paul Simon , Joan Armatrading and Janis Ian , from the archives.


Unknown: Carole King
Unknown: James Taylor
Unknown: Neil Young
Unknown: Randy Newman
Unknown: Don McLean
Unknown: Paul Simon
Unknown: Joan Armatrading
Unknown: Janis Ian

: Look Around You: Food

Episode 4 of 6. The spoof science team meet a successful slimmer.


Writer: Robert Popper
Writer: Peter Serafinowicz
Producer: Robert Popper
Producer: Peter Serafinowicz
Director: Tim Kirkby
Peter Packard: Peter Serafinowicz
Jack Morgan: Robert Popper
Pam Bachelor: Olivia Colman
Pealy Maghti: Josephine D'Arby
Actor: Nicola Cunningham
Actor: Paul Elliott
Actor: Richard Leaf
Actor: John Owens
Actor: Paul Putner

: Arrested Development

Tobias goes to prison.
11.20 Seinfeld's Julia Louis-Dreyfus stars as Michael's date.


Unknown: Julia Louis-Dreyfus

: As 8.30pm.

: as 9pm

: Nation on Film

amateur films capturing scenes from industry to family life

: A Digital Picture of Britain

4/6. visits to the Black Country, Leicester and Birmingham

: Animation Nation

2/3. Counter-culture cartoons from Yellow Submarine to Monkey Dust

: Dodie Smith

Mad Dogs and an Englishwoman: the 101 Dalmations author profiled

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.

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