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: Apes In Hollywood

King Kong broke box office records, apes have been big business. Time
Shift takes a wry look at a neglected genre, from Tarzan and Planet of the Apes to B-movies and cult films, like
Bedtime with Bonzo.

: The Sky at Night

In the wake of Deep Impact's mission to probe a comet earlier this month, another chance to see The Sky at Night's preview of the Nasa experiment. With Patrick Moore and Chris Lintott.
First shown on BBC1


Unknown: Patrick Moore
Unknown: Chris Lintott.

: Travels with Pevsner

Patrick Wright explores Dorset in the footsteps of art historian Nikolaus Pevsner - visiting Milton Abbey ,
Weymouth and a bird sanctuary in Portland along the way.


Unknown: Patrick Wright
Unknown: Nikolaus Pevsner
Unknown: Milton Abbey

: Death on the Staircase

The final twists, turns and revelations in this documentary investigation series from Oscar-winning director
Jean-Xavier de Lestrade.


Director: Jean-Xavier de Lestrade.

: Death on the Staircase -the Aftermath

What happened to the key protagonists after the trial? Michael Peterson , the accused, is among the interviewees.


Unknown: Michael Peterson

: Limelight

Charlie r Chaplin directed and starred in this
1952 comic drama, with Claire Bioom and Buster Keaton. A music hall star stops a dancer committing suicide. Their subsequent friendship alters the course of both their careers. Review page 71.


Unknown: Claire Bioom
Unknown: Buster Keaton.

: The African Rock 'n' Roll Years

3/6. Fela Kuti, Femi Kuti , King Sunny Ade, Osibisa, Alpha Blondy , Angélique Kidjo and Manu Dibango discuss coastal sounds. Continues tomorrow at 1.25


Unknown: Femi Kuti
Unknown: Alpha Blondy
Unknown: Manu Dibango

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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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