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: The Navy Lark

vintage comedy

: Yes Minister

: Serious about Comedy

Robin Ince reviews the current radio and television

: Dead on Red

hit-man thriller (2/2)


short story about a woman who meets a man through a personal ad

: Telling Tales

by Alan Bennett

: The 47th Saturday

short story by William Trevor

: Yes Minister

: Radio Fun - the Story of Radio Comedy

with Russell Davies (11/12)

: The Teahouse Detective


: Just Juliette

: The Little Toe Show

with Kirsten O'Brien

: The Big Toe Radio Show

kids' magazine

: The Seventh Dimension - The House on the Strand

by Daphne du Maurier (7/12)

: Telling Tales

: The 47th Saturday

short story by William Trevor

: Yes Minister

: Dead on Red

hit-man thriller (2/2)

: Turns of the Century

an analysis of comedian Jeremy Hardy

: Eddie Izzard - Circle

racy stand-up

: Telling Tales

: as 11.45am

: as 8.30am

: as 10.30 pm

: as 10.45pm

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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