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: Ape-Man

Telling the story of the first hominids to experience human emotions. Also at 11am, 2pm.

: The Planets

Understanding the origins of our moon.

: Earth Story

The geology series explores the formation of the continents. Also at 12.40pm, 3.40pm.

: In Search of Scotland

How the 20th century saw the gradual decline of heavy industry. Also at 1.30pm, 4.30pm.

: Vanity Fair

Becky faces her toughest challenge so far, and Amelia hears the truth about George. Last in the series.

: Four Minutes

Photographer Yevgeny Khaldei.


Subject: Yevgeny Khaldei

: Renaissance Secrets

The case of the physician convicted of trying to poison Elizabeth I.

: The Aristocracy

The role now played by some aristocrats in the tourism industry.

: Cruikshank - 1,000 Ways of Getting Drunk in England

An historical pub crawl, inspired by The Worship of Bacchus.

: Andrew Vicari

A portrait of the Welsh artist.


Subject: Andrew Vicari

: Profile

Featuring noted literary critic Terry Eagleton.


Subject: Terry Eagleton

: Stanley Kubrick - a Life In Pictures

The first in a three-part profile of the maverick movie director and his work.


Subject: Stanley Kubrick

: Saltwater

Comedy set around a Dublin chip shop. Starring Peter McDonald and Brian Cox.


Frank Beneventi: Peter McDonald
George Beneventi: Brian Cox

: As 8.10pm.

: As 9.10pm.

: 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.

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