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A weekly programme about work in the world of science
Tools or Brains: which came first? by Kenneth Oakley, D.sc, F.B.A. of the British Museum (Natural History)
The forgers of the Piltdown remains worked on the assumption that an enlarged brain had to precede the use of tools; but the recent discovery in Africa of good stone tools with the remains of creatures that had brains no bigger than chimpanzees' suggests that conceivably the opposite is true--in other words, that tool-using leads to brain enlargement. Dr. Oakley discusses the implications of this new concept.


Unknown: Kenneth Oakley, D.Sc, F.B.A.


A gardening weekly
Introduced by Roy Hay
Frances Perry talks about work to be done during December
W. F. Bewley : the garden doctor prescribes


Introduced By: Roy Hay
Talks: Frances Perry
Unknown: W. F. Bewley


A weekly magazine of interest to motorists
Arranged and introduced by Bill Hartley including:
Christmas Presents: Sylvia Duncan makes some practical suggestions
The Lawyer: Must every accident be reported to the police?
Tips on the care of your car
This week's motoring news
Edited by H. Saunders-Jacobs


Introduced By: Bill Hartley
Unknown: Sylvia Duncan
Edited By: H. Saunders-Jacobs

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.

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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.

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