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: The Nature of Britain: a User's Guide

3/8. Chris Packham explores urban wildlife from Portsmouth in Hampshire to Grangemouth in Scotland.


Unknown: Chris Packham

: Silbury: the Heart of the Hill

Following this summer's excavation at Silbury Hill, Wiltshire, the largest man-made mound in Europe. The finds include signs of prehistoric Britain on the cusp of change.

: All about Abigail's Party

New. An exploration into the enduring appeal of Mike Leigh's play, 30 years after its debut appearance on the BBC's Play for Today, featuring contributions from the original cast and crew.


Unknown: Mike Leigh

: Abigail's Party

Classic comedy written and directed by Mike Leigh , following the events at a party held in a suburban house, as the middle-class guests become increasingly indiscreet. Starring Alison Steadman. See panel.


Directed By: Mike Leigh
Unknown: Alison Steadman.

: Abigail's Party Pack

New. A nostalgic dip into the archives to provide the essential music and styles key to anyone hoping to capture the essence of Abigail's Party.

: Natureof Britain

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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.

BBC Guidance

This historical record contains material which some might find offensive
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