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: Masterpieces of theBritish Museum

Featuring a set of 12th-century chess pieces found on a secluded beach on the Isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides. Elaborately carved, mainly from walrus ivory, the pieces are in excellent condition.

: How the Celts Saved Britain

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 choice, page 72.
Shown on Monday at 9pm

: Feasts

New. 2/3. Japan. Stefan Gates travels to the traditionally reserved country of Japan, where he joins a Shinto priestess in Tokyo and visits the Baby Sumo festival. See panel.
Repeated tomorrow at 10.30pm


Unknown: Stefan Gates

: The Great BritishForeign Holiday

Actor Mark Benton examines the nation's attitude toward foreign countries, documenting the unusual habits of British people in distant climes. Shown yesterday at 9pm


Unknown: Mark Benton

: Sylvia

Intimate biographical drama starring 3wyneth Paltrow as American poet
Sylvia Plath. Following a bout of depression, Plath is granted a scholarship to study at Cambridge, where she meets and falls in love with fellow poet Ted Hughes
Director Christine Jeffs (2003, 15)


Sylvia Plath: Gwyneth Paltrow
Ted Hughes: Daniel Craig
Al Alvarez: Jared Harris
Assia Wevill: Amira Casar
David Wevill: Andrew Havill

: as 10pm

: Batman

double bill

: Mad Men

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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