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: In the Footsteps of Alexander the Great

The final leg of the journey reaches the Punjab, where mutiny occured. Also at 11am, 2pm.

: Superhuman

This programme focuses on how early human life manages to develop. Also at 12 noon, 3pm.

: 1914-18

After four years of attrition, Germany's war effort collapsed in 1918. Also at 12.50pm. 3.50pm.

: A Woman's Eye

Featuring the influential British artist Helen Chadwick. Also at 1.40pm, 4.40pm.


Subject: Helen Chadwick

: Lost Gods of Easter Island

David Attenborough goes on a quest to uncover the story of a carved wooden figure.


Presenter: David Attenborough

: Brief Encounters

Celebrated architect Norman Foster discusses his life and career.


Subject: Norman Foster

: Fever - a Tribute to Peggy Lee

A tribute to the popular Grammy-winning jazz vocalist, who died last month.


Subject: Peggy Lee

: Jazz

This edition focuses on America in the postwar years and the troubled life of saxophonist Charlie Parker.


Subject: Charlie Parker

: Celtic Connections

Verity Sharp and Phil Cunningham host highlights from this year's Celtic Connections Festival.


Host: Verity Sharp
Host: Phil Cunningham

: As 6pm

: Face to Face

John Freeman meets Tony Hancock.


Interviewer: John Freeman
Interviewee: Tony Hancock

: Face to Face

An interview with civil-rights leader Martin Luther King.


Interviewee: Martin Luther King

: As 7pm.

: The Middle Classes: Their Rise and Sprawl: The People in Between

Beginning a six-part series about the evolution of the British middle class.

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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