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: Sounds of the Seventies

More toe-tappers from the decade that taste forgot.

: Art Crime

5/6. Exploring the elaborate sting operation in Miami that led to the recovery of Aurora, a painting by Rubens that had been stolen from a Spanish museum six years previously.

: The World

With Kirsty Lang.
Followed by Weather


Unknown: Kirsty Lang.

: African School

6/8. When taking part in a survey of displaced children in Masindi, Mr Ntairaho encounters orphan Opio. The boy is a skilled athlete whose late father ran at a national level and Opio is striving to follow in his footsteps. More next Tuesday. Ekow Eshun analyses
African television at 10pm. Africa round-up: page 28


Unknown: Mr Ntairaho

: Light Fantastic

Simon Schaffer charts the discovery of the true nature of light and its impact on the modern world, from mobile communications to our ability to illuminate the world 24 hours per day.


Unknown: Simon Schaffer

: TV Africa

Ekow Eshun goes
Dn a journey to discover modern Africa through its television, experiencing some familiar-looking shows as well as those with a distinctly African feel. He meets the stars and makers of soap operas, current affairs and edgy reaHife crime programmes, building up an intriguing picture of a continent - as it sees itself.

: Pile It High Sell It Cheap

Time Shift charts the spectacular growth of the supermarket over the past 50 years, examining how it has influenced British society.

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: as 7.10pm

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.

BBC Guidance

This historical record contains material which some might find offensive
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