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: A Poet's Guide to Britain

2/6. Owen Sheers explores the work of Sylvia Plath , visiting the areas in West Yorkshire that influenced Wuthering Heights, her poem describing the forbidding Pennine landscape.


Unknown: Owen Sheers
Unknown: Sylvia Plath

: Electric Dreams

1/3. The 1970s. A family agrees to live for ten days without the use of modern technology, relying only on the household gadgets of the 1970s. See choice, p80.
Shown on Tuesday at 9pm

: Charles Darwin and theTree of Life

David Attenborough shares his personal view on Charles Darwin. Starting from
Darwin's home in Kent. David travels to
Cambridge University, the Natural History Museum and the Orkney Isles, trying to piece together how the scientist came to his paradigm-shifting conclusions.


Unknown: Charles Darwin.

: Fear of Fanny

Her garish eye shadow, indomitable persona and extraordinary culinary creations - such as blue eggs and pigeon garnished with feathers - made Fanny Cradock a cult figure. Yet this comedy drama reveals a softer side to the mother of all TV chefs.


Fanny Cradock: Julia Davis
Johnnie Cradock: Mark Gatiss
Christopher: Nicholas Burns
Jane: Hayley Atwell
Nicky: Claudie Blakety
Derek: Jason Watkins

: Charlie Brooker's Gameswipe

The critic demonstrates how video games can reach the same levels of brilliance and awfulness as film and TV productions. Shown on Tuesday at 10pm

: Upgrade Me

: Fear of Fanny

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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