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: The Samuel Johnson Prize

Hilary Spurling 's Matisse the Master is put into the spotlight.


Unknown: Hilary Spurling

: Polar Bears

What does a polar bear actually do on the Arctic ice cap? David Attenborough narrates.
First shown on BBC1


Unknown: David Attenborough

: Travels with Pevsner

Philippa Gregory finds links between the slave trade and the architecture of Bristol and Somerset.


Unknown: Philippa Gregory

: The Samuel Johnson Prize

Sarah Wise 's The Italian Boy.


Unknown: Sarah Wise

: Animation Nation

2/3. How irreverent animation has evolved from the likes of Yellow Submarine to dark visions such as Monkey Dust.
Concludes tomorrow 9pm.

: A Picture of Britain

6/6. Jenny Matthews explores Devon's military and maritime links,
Roger Hutchings visits the Welsh Valleys and Tom Hunter challenges the picture-perfect image of Dorset. A Picture of.... Bristol by Roni Size is tomorrow at 7.30pm on BBC3


Unknown: Jenny Matthews
Unknown: Roger Hutchings
Unknown: Tom Hunter
Unknown: Roni Size

: Talking Landscapes

Presenter Aubrey Manning heads west to the remote Pembrokeshire coast: a land of castles, standing stones, harbours and inlets.


Presenter: Aubrey Manning

: Landscape Mysteries - In Search of Irish Gold

Bronze Age people in Ireland left valuable objects forged in gold. Where did such a large amount of the precious metal come from? Aubrey Manning goes in search of a lost eldorado in Ireland.


Unknown: Aubrey Manning

: The Lie of the Land

Time Shift looks at whether our rural heritage is based on fact or fiction.

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: as 9pm

: TV Africa

: Ekow Eshun explores the continent through its TV

: as 11.40pm

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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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