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: Ape-Man

An examination of the point at which Homo sapiens first walked the Earth. Also at 11am, 2pm.

: The Planets

A quest to understand the sun, the heart of our solar system. Also at 11.50am, 2.50pm.

: Earth Story

A look at what drives the Earth's restless volcanic activity. Also at 12.40pm, 3.40pm.

: Alien Empire

This edition focuses on reproduction among insects. Also at 1.30pm, 4.30pm.

: The Buccaneers

The ladies are ready for their first assault on the English aristocracy.

: Four Minutes

Featuring the photographer Paul Lowe.


Subject: Paul Lowe

: Renaissance Secrets

The case of physician Dr Lopez, who was convicted of trying to poison
Elizabeth I in 1594.

: Timewatch

The story of a Japanese officer who continued to man his Second World War jungle outpost until 1974.

: Egypt's Golden Empire

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

: War of the Century

During 1942, the Red Army moved from defeat to victory.

: Blimey

What implications for the English language does computer technology hold?

: Newsnight Review

The week's cultural highlights.

: Storyville: Rats in the Ranks

The nature of politics is observed as Sydney's Leichhardt Council prepares to vote for its mayor.

: 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.

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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