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: Doctors to Be: 20 Years On

Seventeen-year-old Mark George wished to become a consultant surgeon. He has achieved his goal and has a private practice - but he now questions his dedication to medicine.


Unknown: Mark George

: Soweto Strings

New. The remarkable story of distinguished British viola player
Rosemary Nalden , who opened the Buskaid Music School in the South
African township of Soweto.


Unknown: Rosemary Nalden

: Ten Things You Didn't Know about Tsunamis

New. 1/3. lain Stewart reveals the science behind the destructive waves and explains the theory that a future mega-tsunami could wreck the east coast of America. See panel.

: Earth: the Power of the Planet

2/5. Dr lain Stewart explores the Earth's atmosphere and how this protective layer wards off damaging cosmic rays and provides the life-giving oxygen we depend on every day.
First shown on BBC2

: The Blair Years

2/3. Tony Blair and George W Bush speak about the decision to go to war with Iraq, revealing the motivations and events that prompted them.
First shown on BBC1


Unknown: Tony Blair
Unknown: George W Bush

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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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This historical record contains material which some might find offensive
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