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: Only Connect: 4/9

A trio of chess players compete against puzzle writers.
See choice, p72
Shown yesterday at 8.30pm

: South Pacific: 5/6

Flightless parrots, burrowing bats, giant skinks and kangaroos in trees are among the extraordinarily diverse creatures to be found on the isolated islands of the South
First shown on BBC2
A free episode of South Pacific on HD via ITunes: page 34

: We Need Answers: Reading: 1/3

Quizmasters Mark Watson, Tim Key and Alex Horne are joined by Germaine Greer and Michael Rosen.


Quizmaster: Mark Watson
Quizmaster: Tim Key
Quizmaster: Alex Horne
Panellist: Germaine Greer
Panellist: Michael Rosen

: Cowards: 1/3

Comedy sketch show featuring Tom Basden, Stefan Golaszewski, Tim Key and Lloyd Woolf.
See panel


[Actor]: Tom Basden
[Actor]: Stefan Golaszewski
[Actor]: Tim Key
[Actor]: Lloyd Woolf

: The Pre-Raphaelites: Victorian Revolutionaries: 1/3

Exploring the history and origins of the Pre-Raphaelites, a collection of artists whose work scandalised 19th-century Britain. Nigel Planer narrates.


Narrator: Nigel Planer

: Getting On: 1/3

Darkly comic drama following the medical team on a geriatric ward in an NHS Trust hospital.

: Early Doors: series one: 2/6

Liam plans a surprise for Melanie's forthcoming birthday and Nana reminisces about her first love.

: Breaking the Mould: the Story of Penicillin

Exploring the story of how penicillin was developed.
First shown last Wednesday

: as 10.30pm

: as 9pm

: Cowards

: as 10pm

: Only Connect

: Cowards

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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.

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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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