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: The Little Toe Show

Kevin Duala with children's tales

: Radio Heads

former BBC head of radio light entertainment David Hatch airs six comedy favourites from the era of his tenure: Just a Minute; Next Programme Follows Almost Immediately; The Burkiss Way; Doctor in the House; Brothers in Law: What Ho! Jeeves - Stiff Upper Lip

: Drama: A Tale of Two Cities

by Charles Dickens (5/7)

: Classic Comedy: The Wordsmiths at Gorsemere

satirical soap opera set at the turn of the 18th century(4/4)

: Drama: The Tin Drum

by Gunter Grass (2/2)

: Garrison Keillor's Radio Show

wit, music and news from Lake Wobegon

: The Little Toe Show

tales for children

: The Seventh Dimension: Wicca

sci-fi by James Follett (7/8)

: Classic Comedy: The Wordsmiths at Gorsemere

satirical soap set at the turn of the 18th century (4/4)

: Home of Plenty

see 8am

: The Seventh Dimension: Wicca

sci-fi (7/8)

: Radio Heads

with David Hatch, see 8am

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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