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: Britain from Above

The Industrial Landscape. In 1939, the Luftwaffe secretly photographed the backbone of the British economy - its industrial heartlands.
First shown on BBC2
8.00 Untamed Britain. Andrew Marr takes a trip down the Great Glen Fault in the Highlands to explore the origins of the region, 400 million years ago.
First shown on BBC1


Unknown: Andrew Marr
Unknown: Glen Fault

: Wilderness Explored

New. 3/3. Congo. A look back to the period when Europeans first penetrated the vast forests of central Africa, finding a profusion of animals, plants and minerals. See panel.

: Congo

1/3. An insight into life on and around the ancient river, from primitive fish to the host of creatures that forage in the surrounding forests.
10.50 2/3. A journey into Africa's
"heart of darkness" with the BaAka pygmies, who go in search of a fabled dinosaur-like monster.
11.40 3/3. Investigating the theory that humanity's origins lie in the jungle, home to three of mankind's closest simian relatives.

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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.

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