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: Ape-Man

The moment when the Neanderthals first encountered modern humans. Also at 11am, 2pm.

: The Planets

Weather patterns of the solar system. Also at 11.50am. 2.50pm.

: Earth Story

A theory about the origin of mountains. Also at 12.40pm. 3.40pm.

: Alien Empire

The insect life of the rainforests in Costa Rica and Panama. Also at 1.30pm. 4.30pm.

: The Buccaneers

Virginia learns that Lord Seadown married her for her money.

: Four Minutes

Featuring the vocalist Ian Curtis.


Subject: Ian Curtis

: What the Victorians Did for Us

How opportunities in employment and education created the middle classes.

: Mountain Men

A look at Edward Whymper's attempt to climb the Matterhorn in 1865.


Subject: Edward Whymper

: Masterclass

Conductors David Willcocks, Andrew Parrott and Terry Edwards put a student choir through their paces.


Conductor: David Willcocks
Conductor: Andrew Parrott
Conductor: Terry Edwards

: American Visions

Robert Hughes explores the majestic landscape of the USA.


Presenter: Robert Hughes

: Everyman

People who were conceived during the liberation of the Netherlands in 1945 attempt to find their soldier fathers.

: Kino Shorts

A guide to this week's international film.

: Happy Together ***

Drama about a destructive gay relationship. In Spanish, Cantonese and Mandarin with English subtitles.

: As 8pm.

: As 6.30pm.

: As 7.20pm.

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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