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: World News Today


: Talking Landscapes

Aubrey Manning explores the Fens, discovering a 17th-century drainage plan that went horribly wrong.


Unknown: Aubrey Manning

: Life

8/10. Creatures of the Deep. Marine invertebrates are extraordinarily diverse, ranging from some of the most primitive creatures on the planet to some of the most intelligent. High points tonight include giant spider crabs emerging from the deep to moult. See choice, page 68. Shown yesterday on BBC1

: Storyville: Simon Mann's African Coup - Black Beach

New. Filmed over the course of 18 months, this documentary sheds light on the circumstances that led Equatorial Guinea's president Teodoro Obiang Ngeuma Mbasogo to imprison British-born mercenary Simon Mann , who claimed to be part of an organised Western plot to seize control of Obiang's country. See panel.


Unknown: Teodoro Obiang Ngeuma
Unknown: Simon Mann

: We Need Answers

New series. 1/13; series two. Tim Key , Mark Watson and Alex Home host as Jenni Murray competes with Martin Offiah in the anarchic quiz in which all the questions are provided by members of the public. See panel.
Repeated tomorrow at 10.30pm


Unknown: Tim Key
Unknown: Mark Watson
Unknown: Alex Home
Unknown: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Martin Offiah

: Ghosts in the Machine

Examining the history of supernatural programmes on British television, Includes contributions by Bill Paterson ,
Sarah Greene and Yvette Fielding.


Unknown: Bill Paterson
Unknown: Sarah Greene

: Whistle and I'll Come to You

Jonathan Miller's adaptation of the short story by MR James.

: Johnny Cash on TV

Rock 'n' Roll

: Johnny Cash on TV

Country Gold

: as 9pm

: as 10.30pm

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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