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: as 1pm

: as 1.45pm

: as 2pm

: as 2.30pm

: The Little Toe Show

David McFetridge presents children's stories

: Westway

soap set in west London - omnibus

: Vanity Fair


: Some of Our Archives Were Missing

Stuart Maconie presents lost radio classics supplied to listeners from across the UK: It Sticks out Half a Mile (from 1981); Comedy Parade (1971); Thirty-Minute Theatre (1975); Story Time (1970); Things Could Be Worse (1976); The Worst Show on the Wireless (1975) '2 noon Garrison Keillor's Radio Show: comedy sketches and music, recorded at the Moran Theater in Jacksonville, Florida

: Forty Years On

Alan Bennett's 1968 comedy drama about a headmaster on the brink of retirement

: After Henry

comedy with Gerry Cowper and Prunella Scales

: The Little Toe Show

David McFetridge presents children's stories

: The Big Toe Radio Show

kids' magazine

: Journey into Space - The World in Peril

1955 sci-fi by Charles Chilton (16/20)

: Doctor Who (1/4)

another series of the sci-fi adventure

: Westway


: as 9am

: as 12 noon

: Forty Years On

as 1pm

: After Henry

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.

BBC Guidance

This historical record contains material which some might find offensive
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