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: World News Today


: Landscape Mysteries:

The Terraces of Avalon
The discovery of a series of stepped terraces on Glastonbury Tor and their connection to the mystery and myths of the surrounding landscape.

: Michael Wood on Beowulf

Michael Wood traces the birth of English poetry back to the Dark Ages, bringing the poem Beowulf to life with the help of Seamus Heaney and Julian Glover. First shown last Thursday


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

: Meet the British

New. From semi-naked women to prize-winning goats, this documentary examines the weird and wonderful ways the Government has tried to promote Britain's image abroad. See panel.
Repeated tomorrow at 10pm

: We Need Answers

Tim Key , Mark Watson and Alex Home present the quiz in which two celebrities answer questions provided by audience members and text messages.


Unknown: Tim Key
Unknown: Mark Watson

: Flight of the Conchords

New. 4/10; series two. Murray Takes It to the Next Level. Murray decides to move Bret and Jemaine up from the level of colleagues to friends, but when they meet Murray's best pal Jim, the pair accidentally insult him. See panel.
Repeated on Friday at 11.30pm

: The Armstrong & Miller Show

5/7; series one. At the Predictive Text
Commission, the four-letter-word options are being drastically restyled.

: Make 'Em Laugh

New. 3/6. Amy Sedaris examines the world of slapstick comedy.


Unknown: Amy Sedaris

: as 9pm

: as 11.30pm

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.

BBC Guidance

This historical record contains material which some might find offensive
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