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: World News Today


: Natural World

Hokkaido - Garden of the Gods. The wildlife of the remote Japanese island of Hokkaido, as seen through the eyes of an ancient race of hunter-gatherers. Part of the Hidden Japan season.
First shown on BBC2

: The Sumo Tokoyama - the Art of Hairdressing for Wrestlers

Looking at the craft of hair design in sumo wrestling, where aesthetics are as important as strength. Part of the Hidden Japan season.

: New Town

Drama starring Mark Gatiss. Two architects are drawn into a mystery when the head of Scottish Heritage falls from the tower of a church that they are working on.


Unknown: Mark Gatiss.

: The Book Quiz

Panel quiz show to see who knows the most about literature.

: I've Never Seen Star Wars

New. 4/8. Emily Maitlis tries out new experiences.


Unknown: Emily Maitlis

: Newswipe with Charlie Brooker

2/6. A look at the role of the public in how the news is made.

: New Town

As 9pm.

: As 11pm

: As 10.30pm

: As 7.40pm

: 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.

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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