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: The Knowledge

Jamie Theakston takes a look at what's on offer on BBC Knowledge.


Presenter: Jamie Theakston

: DynaMo

Dynamo and Slomo learn how to count.

: Voyager

Sally Gray helps Voyager understand how science has changed the way that humans live.


Presenter: Sally Gray

: Bitesize Etc

Featuring music from soul singer Des'ree.


Singer: Des'ree

: Life Stuff

Lisa and Kate make some decisions about work and university.

: Get Webwise

A family find out how to get an internet connection at home.

: Ology Hour

A passionate and fresh look at a major subject, from zoology to cosmology.

: History Fix

Local history explored by Rory McGrath and his team.


Presenter: Rory McGrath

: Meet the Ancestors

Archaeologist Julian Richards joins the excavation of a subterranean chamber in the Yorkshire Dales where Bronze Age man buried the dead.


Presenter/Archaeologist: Julian Richards

: The Kit

Patrick Moore tries out the new mini office telephone.


Presenter: Patrick Moore

: Life Stuff

: The Knowledge

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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.

BBC Guidance

This historical record contains material which some might find offensive
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