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: Living with Modernism

2/6. Simon Davis looks at life inside a 1950s family home designed by Patrick Gwynne , exploring its history and seeing how it has been restored.


Unknown: Simon Davis
Designed By: Patrick Gwynne

: The Life of Mammals

2/10. David Attenborough offers an insight into insect-eating animals, including shrews that dive under water, moles that can "swim" in the Namib
Desert, and New Zealand bats that hunt in packs on the ground, walking on their wrists and foraging.


Unknown: David Attenborough

: 100 Years of Wildlife Films

Bill Oddie explores changing trends in attitudes towards wildlife over the last century, from shooting animals for fun in the 1930s to campaigning to save them from extinction today.


Unknown: Bill Oddie

: The Poisoner

1/2. Period drama starring Muriel Robin. A French radio reporter decides to cover the story of Marie Besnard , who was accused in 1947 of poisoning her husband after he died of stomach pains. When rumours abounded that she was overly familiar with her German assistant, Ady, the widow quickly became the subject of a witch-hunt, but pleaded her innocence in the trial of the century.
See choice, page 69.


Unknown: Muriel Robin.
Unknown: Marie Besnard

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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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