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: Breaking the Code

Drama about the cracking of the Enigma code. Also at 11am, 2pm.

: The Human Animal

How mankind communicated before the evolution of language. Also at 12.30pm. 3.30pm.

: Journeys In Time and Space

A visit to the USA to recreate the Big Bang. Also at 1.30pm, 4.30pm.

: Middlemarch

Part one of the 19th-century saga based on George Eliot's novel.


Author: George Eliot

: Brief Encounters

Composer Philip Glass discusses various influences on his career.


Subject: Philip Glass

: Face to Face

John Freeman interviews Frank Cousins.


Interviewer: John Freeman
Interviewee: Frank Cousins

: Jazz

Including Lester Young and Ella Fitzgerald.


Musician: Lester Young
Singer: Ella Fitzgerald

: Helene Grimaud: Living with Wolves

How the pianist reconciles her musical career with her work running a wolf sanctuary.


Subject: Helene Grimaud

: The Music of Terezin

The remarkable story of how music was written and performed in the Terezin ghetto and concentration camp during the Nazi occupation of Czechoslovakia.

: Night and Fog

***** Vivid documentary depicting the horrors of the Holocaust. In French with English subtitles. Film review: p53

: The Wannsee Conference

*** Drama re-creating the meeting where the Nazis' "Final Solution" was planned. In German with English subtitles.

: Stephen Poliakoff: Shooting the Present

The writer and director discusses his life and career.


Subject: Stephen Poliakoff

: As 7pm.

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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