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: Stephen Hawking's Universe

Professor Hawking reveals the awesome power of black holes. Also at 11am, 2pm, 6.30pm.


Presenter: Professor Stephen Hawking

: The Human Body

An examination of the complexities of the human brain. Also at 11.50am, 2.50pm.

: Journeys to the Bottom of the Sea

This programme follows the search for the remains of a fleet lost off the Venezuelan coast over 300 years ago. Also at 12.40pm, 3.40pm, 12.05am.

: In Search of Scotland

Relations between the Renaissance and Protestantism in 16th-century Scotland. Also at 1.30pm, 4.30pm.

: Wives and Daughters

Sixth episode in the dramatisation of Mrs Gaskell's novel.


Author: Mrs Gaskell

: Four Minutes

Featuring photographer Paul Lowe.


Subject: Paul Lowe

: Profile

The life and work of eminent theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking.


Subject: Stephen Hawking

: As 8am.

: Dial W for War

The story of African prince and entrepreneur Willy Mishiki who returns to his native Congo to cash in on the lucrative trade in metals.


Subject: Willy Mishiki

: Hay Festival 2001

Coverage of the annual arts festival.

: Stanley Kubrick - a Life In Pictures

The first in a three-part profile of the legendary maverick movie director.


Subject: Stanley Kubrick

: Jeffrey Bernard Is Unwell

An abridged version of Keith Waterhouse's play, recorded live at the Old Vic Theatre, London. Stars Peter O'Toole.


Writer: Keith Waterhouse
Jeffrey Bernard: Peter O'Toole

: 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.

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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