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: The Narnia Code

Do the plots of CS Lewis's Narnia Chronicles books camouflage a profound subtext? Dr Michael Ward claims to have unravelled the mystery, but are his claims valid?
Dramatisations blend with documentary in an effort to uncover the truth.


Unknown: Dr Michael Ward

: A Poet's Guide to Britain

mNew. 3/6. George Mackay Brown RT CHOICE Owen Sheers studies Hamnavoe by George Mackay Brown , visiting the poet's home town of Stromness in the Orkney Isles, which provided the backdrop for the verse. There, he walks along the narrow streets where Mackay Brown was born and grew up. See panel.
Rptd Thu 10pm bbc.co.uk/poetry How to read poetry: page 25


Unknown: George MacKay Brown
Unknown: George MacKay Brown
Unknown: MacKay Brown
Unknown: Rptd Thu

: The Great ContemporaryArt Bubble

New. Ben Lewis investigates the rise in the financial value of art despite the current economic problems, discovering a world of secretive deals, tax breaks and market manipulation.


Unknown: Ben Lewis

: Storyville: The Baby and the Buddha

Following former disciple Tenzin Zopa's search for his reincarnated Tibetan master,
Lama Konchog, who died in 2001 at the age of 84.
See panel.


Unknown: Lama Konchog

: The Lost World of Tibet

With the future of Tibet a source of increasing speculation owing to recent unrest, this timely documentary looks back over the recent history of the Himalayan kingdom. See also A Year in Tibet on Wednesday at 11pm

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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