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: Only Connect

Three maths graduates pit their wits against the Wordsmiths - a linguistics specialist, an English graduate and an IT developer.

: The Story of Maths: 1/4

Marcus du Sautoy examines the history of maths, from the ancient worlds of Egypt, Mesopotamia and Greece to its modern uses in explaining the secrets of the universe.


Presenter: Marcus du Sautoy

: Unnatural Pursuits: 1/2: I'm the Author

A darkly comic two-part musical drama about the tribulations of playwright Hamish Partt, who struggles to find the meaning of human life by pursuing perfection in his work. As he persists in revising his scripts, Hamish's life becomes increasingly chaotic, until he is driven to face a series of unwelcome realities. Starring Alan Bates.
Part of Simon Gray Night.
Concludes at 11pm
See panel.


Hamish Partt: Alan Bates

: Imagine...: The Smoking Diaries

Alan Yentob profiles leading British playwright Simon Gray. Author of many West End hits, but best known for his collaborations with Harold Pinter and the notorious play Cell Mates, Gray gives a darkly entertaining account of his childhood experiences and his idiosyncratic views on smoking, alcohol and the traumas of a writer's life.
First shown on BBC1


Presenter: Alan Yentob
Subject: Simon Gray

: Unnatural Pursuits: 2/2: I Don't Do Cuddles

Hamish decides to take his play to Texas, but the pressures of success and the lure of alcohol cause old demons to resurface.

: Madeleine Peyroux - Somethin' Grand


Subject: Madeleine Peyroux

: Madeleine Peyroux Live in Los Angeles


Singer: Madeleine Peyroux

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.

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.

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