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: Bionic Buildings

A one-off documentary on the ways in which architects, designers and engineers have imitated and been inspired by biology in the construction of buildings. Including spiders that spin thread five times stronger than steel and termites with the ability to build intricate airways that withstand the searing sun.
Presented by Charlie Luxton.


Presented By: Charlie Luxton.

: Who Rules the Roost?

7/10; series two. Part-time benefits officer Lorraine and factory supervisor Simon feel they're losing control of their family. How will they find the experience of two weeks' full-time childcare?

: The Body of ... Marilyn Monroe

She was the ultimate pin-up but her private life and physical health were less perfect. This film reveals the truth behind the Monroe myth, from depression to addiction.

: Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps

9/14. Louise and the heavily pregnant Janet prepare for a pub quiz, Jonny and Gaz attend an antenatal class and Donna ponders various ways to make herself look more attractive. New. (AD)

: Twisted Tales

7/14. IT worker
Darren is totally unprepared for the consequences when he inherits a mysterious sealed jar from a distant wealthy relative. Continuing the new run of comedy dramas. With
Bruce Mackinnon , Emma Pierson.


Unknown: Bruce MacKinnon
Unknown: Emma Pierson.

: Little Britain

1/6; series two.
Vanessa Feltz delivers an address to the Fat Fighters' club. (AD)


Unknown: Vanessa Feltz

: Ideal

7/8. Craig spends quality time with Cartoon Head.
The final episode is on Tuesday at 11pm


Unknown: Cartoon Head.

: Paparazzi

: as 10pm

: 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.

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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