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: Wild Scotland

New. Native Scottish wildlife.

: The No.1 Ladies' Detective Agency

Feature-length pilot, first shown on BBC1, shot entirely on location in Botswana. Precious Ramotswe becomes her country's first ever female detective. Starring Jill Scott and Vasco Shoba.
The first series starts tomorrow at 9pm on BBC1. See panel. Precious moments: page 14; DVD offer; page 18; Free audiobook trial offer: page 18


Unknown: Jill Scott
Unknown: Vasco Shoba.

: Rough Trade at the BBC

Performances by Weekend, The Smiths, Robert Wyatt , Violent Femmes, Pulp and Antony & The Johnsons.


Unknown: Robert Wyatt

: Do It Yourself: the Story ofRough Trade Records

Profile of the independent label, which grew out of a record shop in west
London opened by Cambridge graduate Geoff Travis in 1976.


Unknown: Geoff Travis

: Kikujiro

Comedy drama directed by and starring Takeshi Kitano. Only child Masao leads a lonely existence with his grandmother in Tokyo. But after he finds a photo of his mother with an address, he embarks on a journey to find her with the help of gangster Kikujiro, encountering obstacles and helping hands along the way. Beginning BBC4's Hidden Japan strand. In Japanese. Review page 36. (1999.12)

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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.

BBC Guidance

This historical record contains material which some might find offensive
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