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: Ape-Man

How crucial was switching to meat-eating for the early humans? Also at 11am, 2pm.

: The Planets

The geological activity of the planets. Also at 11.50am, 2.50pm.

: Earth Story

How was the age of the planet discovered? Also at 12.40pm. 3.40pm.

: In Search of Scotland

This edition focuses on the age of the Enlightenment and Industrial Revolution. Also at 1.30pm. 4.30pm.

: Vanity Fair

Amelia is distraught, Brussels is in chaos, but Becky is thriving.

: Four Minutes

Featuring the vocalist Ian Curtis.


Subject: Ian Curtis

: Renaissance Secrets

John Guy visits the wards of the Santa Maria Nuova hospital.


Presenter: John Guy

: The Aristocracy

How the upper classes began to lose power after the First World War.

: Horizon

The secrets behind the most powerful bursts of energy in the universe.

: Egypt's Golden Empire

How, from 1560 BC. Egypt was saved from occupation and division by warrior pharaohs.

: Battlefields

A look at how Montgomery turned the tables on Rommel at El Alamein.

: Storyville

Film about the closure of an Italian hair salon after 43 years.
10.50 Cult documentary about life at three busy Blackpool hairdressing salons.

: The Blue Planet

A look at the strange creatures that inhabit the depths of the ocean.

: As 9pm.

: As 6.30pm.

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.

BBC Guidance

This historical record contains material which some might find offensive
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