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: Terry Jones's Barbarians

The Primitive Celts. Terry Jones explores Julius Caesar 's reasons for attacking the Celts in 58BC, revealing his motives had more to do with acquiring wealth than protecting the Republic.


Unknown: Terry Jones
Unknown: Julius Caesar

: A Poet's Guide to Britain

New. 5/6. Lynette Roberts : Poem from Lianybri. Owen Sheers studies
Poem from Llanybri by Lynette Roberts , exploring the Argentinian poet's life in the Welsh village following her marriage to a writer from Carmarthenshire. Part of Poetry Season. See panel. Repeated on Thursday at 10pm
(SXAD) bbc.co.uk/poetryseason


Unknown: Lynette Roberts
Unknown: Lynette Roberts

: How the Celts Saved Britain

New. 2/2. Salvation. Dan Snow follows in the footsteps of Ireland's earliest missionaries as they ventured through barbarian territory, bringing literacy and technology to Europe. See panel.
Repeated on Wednesday at 8pm Simulcast in HD on the BBC HD channel (page 73)

: Storyville: The Genius and the Boys

New. American scientist
Daniel Carleton Gajdusek won the Nobel Prize for the discovery of prions - the particles responsible for brain diseases including
BSE - while working with a cannibal tribe on New Guinea. However, over the years in the South Seas, he adopted 57 children, eventually leading to accusations of paedophilia. See panel.


Unknown: Daniel Carleton Gajdusek

: Michael Wood on Beowulf

Tracing the birth of English poetry back to the Dark Ages, bringing the story of Anglo-Saxon poem Beowulf to life.
Shown last Thursday

: as 8.30pm

: as 9pm

: as 7.30pm

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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.

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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