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: as 1pm

: The Goon Show

1955 comedy

: Radio Active

: Sherlock Holmes - The Three Gables

starring Carleton Hobbs

: Colvil and Soames

murder mystery starring Christopher Benjamin and Amanda Redman (3/6)

: Sword of Honour

drama by Evelyn Waugh (10/11)

: Westway

soap opera set in west London

: The Benn Tapes

Tony Benn recalls key political and social events, starting with Harold Wilson's resignation (1/8)

: Headlong

Martin Jarvis reads Michael Frayn's novel (1/10)

: The Goon Show

: I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue

(from 1998)

: Bluethroat Morning

drama with Ronald Pickup

: The Frederica Quartet

John Harvey's dramatisation of a series of four novels by AS Byatt. starting with The Virgin in the Garden (6/8)

: The Benn Tapes

as 11.30am

: Headlong

as 11.45am (1/10)

: The Goon Show

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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