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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 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 boy band Upside Down.


Singers: Upside Down

: Life Stuff

Donna and Sam consider the benefits of being independent.

: Get Webwise

How to get an internet connection at home.

: Ology Hour

Cambridge University lecturer Robert Foley chats to zoology researcher Bridget Appleby.


Interviewer: Bridget Appleby
Interviewee: Robert Foley

: History Fix

Rory McGrath and his team investigate the claim that manned flight was invented by Yorkshireman George Cayley.


Presenter: Rory McGrath

: Meet the Ancestors

Archaeologist Julian Richards visits the site in Donegal where the bodies of several women were discovered.


Presenter/Archaeologist: Julian Richards

: The Kit

A look at live clubbing on the internet.

: 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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