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: Life in the Undergrowth

2/5. From hoverflies in an English garden to purple crow butterflies in the valleys of Taiwan, with David Attenborough.


Unknown: David Attenborough.

: Yes, Prime Minister

6/8; series two. John Bird guests in a tale of arts funding.


Unknown: John Bird

: Twenty Thousands Streets under the Sky

1/3. A story of love amid the hardship and struggle of London in the 1930s, based on Patrick Hamilton's trilogy.


Unknown: Patrick Hamilton

: Hock Hiap Leong

A nostalgic look at a coffee shop. In Japanese with English subtitles.

: Jonathan Ross's Asian Invasion

1/3. A look at Japanese cinema, with the animators behind Spirited Away and Ghost In
The Shell. Adult content.

: Kikujiro

Takeshi Kitano 's inspired 1999 comedy drama about a small-time crook. In Japanese with English subtitles.


Unknown: Takeshi Kitano

: as 10pm

: Joe Building

the Stalin Memorial Lecture

: as 9pm

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.

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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