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: as 1pm

: as 2.30pm

: The Goon Show

: The Sittaford Mystery

Agatha Christie tale (1/5)

: The Five Red Herrings

Lord Peter wimsey mystery by Dorothy L Sayers (1/8)

: The Pickwick Papers

by Charles "Kkens (6/8)

: Westway

soap opera set in west London

: Vinyl Cafe

by Stuart McLean (6/10)

: The Goon Show

: Little Women

Louisa May Alcott's Civil War-era novel about four sisters growing up in Concord, Massachusetts (1/6)

: Christmastime at the End of the Road

Tom Bodett reads his Alaskan tales (1/5)

: Ladies of Letters Make Mincemeat

recipes and Christmas survival tips from Patricia Routledge and Prunella Scales at their festively acid best (1/5)

: The Little Toe Show

kids' tales

: The Seventh Dimension - Out of the Silent Planet

a Cambridge academic seeking shelter happens upon a sinister house (9/12)

: Vinyl Cafe

by Stuart McLean (6/10)

: The Goon Show

: The Five Red Herrings

as 9.30am

: The Pickwick Papers

by Charles Dickens (6/8)

: Hordes of the Things

as 8.30am

: The Mark Steel Lectures


: Colin and Fergus's Digi Radio

new BBC 7 comedy series featuring Colin Hoult and Fergus Craig (4/4)

: The Sittaford Mystery

as 9am

: The Five Red Herrings

as 9.30am

: as 8.30am

: as 10.30pm

: as 11pm

: as 11.30pm

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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