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: The Story of Maths

Marcus du Sautoy discovers how, as Europe fell into the Dark Ages, the development of maths was taken up with new vigour in the East.


Unknown: Marcus du Sautoy

: Wilderness Explored

Australia's stark and beautiful Red
Centre desert and its most famous landmark Uluru, or Ayers Rock, which has become a national symbol.

: Dance Britannia

3/3. The programme begins with 1970s disco and charts the impact of punk and ethnic diversity, before concluding with the 21st-century revival of ballroom dance.

: Absolutely Chuffed: the MenWho Built a Steam Engine

Following the 18-year-long project of a group of enthusiasts who set about building a new mainline steam engine in 1990.

: High Anxieties: theMathematics of Chaos

How mathematics shapes people's perceptions of the world.

: Guitar Heroes at the BBC

Compilation of performances from a host of TV programmes. Featuring Carlos Santana , Mark Knopfler , the Edge,
Peter Green and Paco Pena.


Unknown: Carlos Santana
Unknown: Mark Knopfler
Unknown: Peter Green
Unknown: Paco Pena.

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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