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: Stephen Hawking's Universe

Professor Hawking traces the history of astronomical theories and technology. Also at 11am, 2pm, 6.30pm.


Presenter: Professor Stephen Hawking

: The Human Body

How the human body became the most advanced life-form. Also at 11.50am, 2.50pm.

: Journeys to the Bottom of the Sea

An investigation into the sinking in 1925 of Britain's most advanced submarine. Also at 12.40pm, 3.40pm, 12.40am.

: In Search of Scotland

Fiona Watson examines Neolithic relics found throughout Scotland. Also at 1.30pm. 4.30pm.


Presenter: Fiona Watson

: Wives and Daughters

Molly Gibson's beautiful stepsister arrives from France.

: Four Minutes

Late Joy Division singer Ian Curtis.


Subject: Ian Curtis

: Renaissance Secrets

A look at the discovery of nearly 2,000 Renaissance watercolours in a Polish library.

: As 8am.

: Timewatch

An investigation into the building of the Egyptian temple of Karnak.

: War of the Century

The horrors of the first months of the Second World War.

: Blimey

A new series looking at the evolution of the English language. With contributions from Will Self and George Melly.


Speaker: Will Self
Speaker: George Melly

: Newsnight Review

The week's cultural highlights.

: Storyville: The Last Cigarette

A film montage taking a satirical look at the cultural significance of tobacco.

: As 9pm.

: As 9.40am.

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.

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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