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: The New Avengers

The trio find themselves facing a team of skilled fighters when a KGB agent threatens Canada's security system.

: Masterpieces of theBritish Museum

The extraordinary discovery and subsequent restoration of the Sutton Hoo Helmet in East Anglia, Britain's richest ever archaeological find.

: Michael Wood on Beowulf

New. Historian Michael Wood traces the birth of English poetry back to the dark ages, focusing on Beowulf and other Anglo-Saxon classics that influenced England's literary heritage. Travelling from East Anglia to Scotland, he is joined by poet Seamus Heaney and actor Julian Glover. See panel.


Unknown: Michael Wood
Unknown: Seamus Heaney
Unknown: Julian Glover.

: A Poet's Guide to Britain

4/6. Owen Sheers studies Dover Beach by Matthew Arnold , visiting Rugby School to delve into the poet's relationship with his Victorian headmaster father. See choice, page 72. Shown on Monday at 8.30pm


Unknown: Matthew Arnold

: Feasts

2/3. Japan. Stefan Gates travels to the traditionally reserved country of Japan where he joins a Shinto priestess in carrying a wooden phallus around Tokyo, visits the Baby Sumo festival and concludes his trip by shedding his inhibitions and taking part in the Naked Man festival. See choice, page 92.
Shown yesterday at 9pm

: As 9pm.

: Storyville

The Jew Who Dealt with the Nazis

: Feasts

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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