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: In Search of Medieval Britain

New. 4/6. Dr Alixe Bovey explores the origins of both common law and the modern parliamentary system.


Unknown: Dr Alixe Bovey

: Sacred Music

1/4. Simon Russell Beale travels to Paris to review a manuscript that reveals information about the development of polyphony.


Presenter: Simon Russell Beale

: Inside the Medieval Mind

New. 3/4. Belief. As part of the Medieval season, Professor Robert Bartlett investigates the popular spiritual idea of the Middle Ages, that mankind shared the world with the dead. See panel.


Unknown: Professor Robert Bartlett

: Crusades

3/4. Terry Jones investigates the origins of Jihad, exploring the Arab leader Zengi's capture of Jerusalem from Christian Crusaders.


Unknown: Terry Jones

: Mad Men

9/13. Peggy sets pulses racing when she sports a revealing outfit in the office. See choice, page 68.
For cast see page 90

: Chinese School

4/5. The Olympic spirit reaches rural
Xiuning. See choice, p93.

: As 7.30pm

: The Book Quiz

: As 7.30pm

: 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.

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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