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: Archaeology - Digging the Past

How archaeology became a surprise hit in the early days of TV, with shows such as Animal, Vegetable, Mineral?, which made celebrities of Professor Glyn Daniel and Mortimer Wheeler. <s)


Unknown: Professor Glyn Daniel
Unknown: Mortimer Wheeler.

: Fossil Detectives

Hermione Cockburn visits the world's largest mammoth skeleton and reveals how the discovery of the largest fish that ever lived yielded important scientific information.


Unknown: Hermione Cockburn

: Wainwright Walks

1/4; series one. Exploring the work of fell walker and author Alfred Wainwright.
Julia Bradbury walks to the summit of his favourite fell - Haystacks.


Unknown: Alfred Wainwright.
Unknown: Julia Bradbury

: Silbury: the Heart of the Hill

Following the final excavation at Silbury Hill, Wiltshire, the largest man-made mound in Europe. The finds include some revealing signs of prehistoric Britain on the cusp of change from the Stone Age to the Bronze Age.

: Uncovering Our Earliest Ancestor: the Link

Documentary exploring the story behind what is potentially one of the most important scientific discoveries of the 21st century. The film, narrated by David Attenborough , is set to throw extraordinary new light on our understanding of human evolution.
First shown on BBC1


Unknown: David Attenborough

: Paul Weller

: into Tomorrow
This intimate biography, told by the singer and those who know him, features rare and previously unseen photos and archive footage.

: BBC Four Sessions

Paul Weller

: Westway to the World

The Clash

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.

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