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: The Attractive Young Rabbi

starring Tracy-Ann Oberman (1/4)

: The Blackburn Files

private-eye comedy drama (1/4)

: The Five Red Herrings

mystery by Dorothy L Sayers (6/8)

: Children's Hour

Once upon a Time: Sandy Chalmers presents four BBC archive treats throughout the week, starting with the 1962 drama Toytown Plays: a Portrait of the Mayorii.00 This Sceptred isle - The Reform Bill: Anna Massey continues a history of Britain

: Westway

soap opera set in London

: How to Beat Sir Humphrey

read by Derek Fowids (1/3)

: Hancock's Half-Hour

first aired in1956

: News Quiz of the Year

2000 satire

: Paupers and Pig Killers

based on the humorous 19th-century diaries of a West Country village parson (1/3)

: The Wartime Stories of Mollie Panter-Downes

Sylvestra Le Touzel recounts the poignant experiences of women who remained in Britain during the Second World War (1/4)

: Steptoe and Son

(from 1971)

: The Little Toe Show

with Kirsten O'Brien

: The Seventh Dimension - Perelandra

Alex Jennings reads the second story in CS Lewis's sci-fi Ransom trilogy (1/18)

: How to Beat Sir Humphrey

read by Derek Fowlds (1/3)

: Whisky Galore

Stanley Baxter reads from the comic novel by Compton Mackenzie (1/8)

: The Blackburn Files

private-eye comedy drama (1/4)

: Children's Hour

Once upon a Time, as 10am

: as 8.30am

: Half Sketch

2001 comedy

: as 6pm

: as 11.30am

: as 11.45am

: as 9am

: as 9.30am

: as 10am

: 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.

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