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: Landscape Mysteries:The Tower People of Shetland

Aubrey Manning visits Shetland to examine a series of Iron Age stone towers. Another edition tomorrow at 7.30pm.

: What the Romans Did for Us

Adam Hart-Davis explains how the Romans were finally forced to abandon their occupation of Britain.


Unknown: Adam Hart-Davis

: Timewatch: Hadrian's Wall

A spectacular stone barrier, Hadrian's Wall stood as the Roman Empire's imposing frontier. Julian Richards tries to unlock its secrets.


Unknown: Julian Richards

: A Poet's Guide to Britain

New. 4/6. Matthew Arnold : Dover Beach. Owen Sheers studies Dover
Beach by Matthew Arnold , visiting Rugby School to delve into the poet's relationship with his headmaster father. See panel.
Rptd Thu 10pm bbc.co.uk/poetryseason


Unknown: Matthew Arnold
Unknown: Matthew Arnold
Unknown: Rptd Thu

: How the Celts Saved Britain

New. 1/2. How Irish missionaries between AD 400 and 800 spread
Christianity to the future nations of Scotland and England, encouraging literacy and technological progress. See panel.
Repeated on Wednesday at 8pm Simulcast in HD on the BBC HD channel (page 73)

: The Jew Who Dealt with the Nazis: Storyville

New. The actions of Hungarian Jew Dr Israel Kasztner, who rescued almost 1,700 Jews by negotiating with prominent Nazi Adolf Eichmann, but was assassinated in 1957. See panel.

: How Vietnam was Lost Storyville

Intriguing documentary which proposes that two events brought about the turning point in the Vietnam War. <s)

: Ghosts of the 7th Cavalry


: as 8.30pm

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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.

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.

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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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