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: World News Today


: The New Avengers

A mysterious agent escapes from the crime-busters, but carelessly leaves a palm print on the roof of a car.

: Masterpieces of theBritish Museum

An examination of the Head of Ife, an 800-year-old bronze cast that caused Europeans to revise their cultural assumptions about Africa.

: Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

New. Simon Armitage follows in the footsteps of the hero from the poem
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, travelling through Britain to discover more about the unknown poet and the stories that inspired the 600-year-old work. Part of the Poetry Season. See panel.


Unknown: Simon Armitage

: A Poet's Guide to Britain

5/6. Owen Sheers studies Lynette Roberts 's Poem from Llanybri, an invitation for soldier poet Alun Lewis to visit her. Plus a look at Roberts's life in the Welsh village after she moved from Argentina and married a writer from
Carmarthenshire. See choice, page 72. Shown on Monday at 8.30pm
(SXAD) bbc.co.uk/poetryseason


Unknown: Owen Sheers
Unknown: Lynette Roberts
Unknown: Alun Lewis

: Feasts

3/3. Mexico. Stefan Gates visits Mexico, where he joins a teenage girl's bizarre coming-of-age ceremony and a festival where Mexicans believe their loved ones come back from the dead for three days every year. See choice, page 92.
Shown yesterday at 9pm

: As 9pm.

: Storyville

: The Genius and the Boys: accusations of paedophilia against
Daniel Carleton Gajdusek


Unknown: Daniel Carleton Gajdusek

: 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.

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

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