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: Phobias

Featuring a builder with vertigo. Also at 11am, 2pm.

: Body Chemistry

A look at the stresses imposed on the human metabolism. Also at 11.40am, 2.40pm.

: The Human Animal

Desmond Morris explores our most fundamental activity - finding food. Also at 12.30pm, 3.30pm.


Presenter: Desmond Morris

: Journeys In Time and Space

Chris Riley goes in search of dark matter. Also at 1.30pm, 4.30pm.


Presenter: Chris Riley

: Middlemarch

Handsome artist Will Ladislaw threatens Dorothea's hopes of happiness with her new husband.

: Science Shack

An investigation into the fly's ability to walk upside down.

: Timewatch

A profile of gangster John Dillinger.


Subject: John Dillinger

: Egypt's Golden Empire

The story of Pharaoh Akhenaten - considered a genius by some, a madman by others.

: War of the Century

The brutality of the final days of conflict between Hitler's Germany and Stalin's Soviet Union.

: Victoria Died in 1901 But is Still Alive Today!

A deliberately provocative journey through Victorian architecture.

: Newsnight Review

Critics include Allison Pearson, Ian Hislop and Ekow Eshun.


Critic: Allison Pearson
Critic: Ian Hislop
Critic: Ekow Eshun

: Storyville: Baria's Big Wedding

Film following a 17-year-old girl from Marseille as she prepares for a marriage arranged before she was born.

: 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.

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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