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: The Greeks

A look at the birth of democracy. Also at 11am, 2pm.

: State of the Planet

David Attenborough explores the threat which human activities pose to life on Earth. Also at 11.50am, 2.50pm.


Presenter: David Attenborough

: Medical Mysteries

An examination of conjoined twins - how they come to be bom that way and their quality of life. Also at 12.40pm, 3.40pm.

: Christmas Oratorio

Part six of Bach's oratorio. Also at L30pm, 4.30pm.

: Four Minutes

Featuring renowned photographer Steve Pyke. Also at 1.55pm, 4.55pm.


Photographer: Steve Pyke.

: Wives and Daughters

The start of a dramatisation of Mrs Gaskell's novel. Molly Gibson is dismayed when her doctor father remarries.


Author: Mrs Gaskell

: Love In a Cold Climate

Lady Montdore is devastated over Polly's marriage to Boy.

: The Count of Monte Cristo

In the final episode, Edmond's plans for revenge have unforseen consequences.

: Henze: Memoirs of an Outsider

Documentary about distinguished German composer Hans Werner Henze.


Subject: Hans Werner Henze

: Hay Festival 2001

Coverage from Wales of last year's festival of art and literature.

: The Buddha of Suburbia

Eva and Haroon move out of the suburbs.

: Arena

Documentary about the Chelsea Hotel in New York, a haven for stars as diverse as Mark Twain and Sid Vicious.

: As 5.55pm.

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.

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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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