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: Cambridge Folk Festival

New. 2/4. A spectacular performance by Oumou Sangare and her band of musicians and dancers. A role model for
African women, the Malian Wassoulou singer has embraced new ideas in her songs while also maintaining a deep respect for tradition. <s)


Unknown: Oumou Sangare

: Mr & Mrs Mackintosh

Documentary highlighting the relationship between architect
Charles Rennie Mackintosh and his artistic wife Margaret, whose input into her husband's designs is often overlooked. Part of BBC4's This Is
Scotland season. See panel.
First shown on BBC2 Scotland

: The Glencoe Massacre

John Michie narrates the often misunderstood story of the slaughter of 38 members of the MacDonald clan in their homes in the early hours of 13 February 1692. Their lives were taken not by a rival faction, but by government soldiers serving under the king, intent on eliminating the entire community.
See panel.
(First shown on BBC2 Scotland)


Narrator: John Michie

: What Darwin Didn't Know

Biologist Armand Marie Leroi explores the progress that has been made since
Charles Darwin 's On the Origin of Species was published in 1859 and looks at the work of the scientists who have striven to prove his theories.


Unknown: Armand Marie Leroi
Unknown: Charles Darwin

: The Dark Heart of Italy

British journalist Tobias Jones explores the country's more sinister characteristics from his adopted home of Parma.


Unknown: Tobias Jones

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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