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: Child of Our Time

Special edition of the series that follows the lives of 20 children. Also at 11am, 2pm.

: Moments of Genius

The multistage spacecraft. Also at 12.30pm, 3.30pm.

: Earth Story

Why, unlike its planetary neighbours, is the Earth a living planet? Also at 12.40pm, 3.40pm.

: Alien Empire

An examination of the conflict between humans and insects. Atso at 1.30pm. 4.30pm.

: Wings of Angels

An account of biologist David Lack's battle to reconcile the evidence for evolution with his faith.


Subject: David Lack

: War Walks

A visit to the site of William the Conqueror's victory at Hastings in 1066.

: Lost on Everest: the Search for Mallory and Irvine

The story of Mallory and Irvine's fatal attempt to scale Everest.


Subject: George Mallory
Subject: Andrew Irvine

: Masterclass

The American soprano Barbara Bonney coaches four young performers in famous operatic scenes.


Soprano: Barbara Bonney

: The Handsomest Man in Britain - Ivor Novello

The life story of the composer, silent-movie icon and West End star.


Subject: Ivor Novello

: Profile

Journalist Susan McKay examines the life of Irish MP Martin McGuinness.


Presenter: Susan McKay
Subject: Martin McGuinness

: Stanley Kubrick - a Life In Pictures

The final part focuses on Kubrick's last project, Al, filmed by Steven Spielberg.


Subject: Stanley Kubrick

: Like Father ***

Drama. A working-class family are confronted with the economic decline of their town.

: As 9.30pm.

: 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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