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: A History of Christianity

6/6. Diarmaid MacCulloch examines the origins of scepticism. Shown last Thursday


Presenter: Diarmaid MacCulloch

: Games Britannia

1/3. Historian and broadcaster Benjamin Woolley explores the roots of the games industry. He discovers playing games was associated with gambling in the late Middle Ages, but a moral backlash in Victorian times transformed them into tools for moral education. Shown last Monday


Presenter: Benjamin Woolley

: How Do You Solve a Problem like Lolita?

Writer and broadcaster Stephen Smith tries to discover more about the Russian author Vladimir Nabokov, who was best known for his controversial 1955 novel Lolita. He visits a selection of the most significant places in the author's life, including his childhood home in the Russian countryside south of St Petersburg and the streets of New York City. See panel.
Repeated on Wednesday at 12.25am The 1997 film adaptation of Lolita is at 1am on Channel


Presenter: Stephen Smith

: Mark Lawson Talks to A.S. Byatt

New. The author and critic, who won the Booker Prize in 1990 for her novel Possession, talks about her career, revealing how she has managed to combine family life with the solitary world of a writer.
See panel.
(Repeated on Wednesday at 1.55am)


Interviewer: Mark Lawson
Interviewee: A.S. Byatt

: For Art's Sake - the Story of Ballets Russes

The influence of Sergei Diaghilev's ballet company, which gave its first performance in 1909 and helped revolutionise the dance form during the 20th century.
Shown last Friday


Subject: Sergei Diaghilev

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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