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: The Secret Ute of the Airport

1/3. Preparing for Take Off. The development of Britain's airports and how they transformed the country, beginning with a look at internationally used hieroglyphics and the UK's first terminal. First shown last Monday

: Fossil Detectives

2/8. David Attenborough talks about his fossil collection, and the team tracks down evidence of London's ancient past.


Talks: David Attenborough

: Wainwright Walks

2/4; series one. Julia Bradbury sets off to take on her first mountain, Blencathra. Her route to the summit sees her tackle Sharp Edge , the Lake District's most technical and vertigo-inducing ridge climb.


Unknown: Julia Bradbury
Unknown: Sharp Edge

: Henry VIM - Patron or Plunderer?

½. Profile of the Tudor monarch who ordered the killing of writers and the dissolution of ancient monasteries during his time, yet was a cultured man.
Shown last Wednesday

: James May at the Edge of Space

New. The Top Gear presenter has always wanted to be an astronaut.
In this documentary he undergoes a rigorous training regime at the US Air
Force base in California to be admitted on board a U-2 spy plane that will take him
70,000ft high. See panel. <s) AD) Behind the scenes: page 10

: The Moon

Tracing the history of humanity's attempts to reach Earth's nearest neighbour.

: The Sky at Night

Patrick Moore presents the story of the first landing on the Moon.

: The Moon

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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