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: as 12 noon

: Ladies of Letters Spring Clean

witty take on perverse gentility, with Patricia Routledge and Prunella Scales - omnibus (1-5/5)

: Pawnshop Blues

Mel Caiman's bittersweet comedy, with Richard Griffiths and Ray Fearon

: Tess of the d'Urbervilles

by Thomas Hardy (3/4)

: Beyond Our Ken

first aired in 1961

: The Clitheroe Kid

vintage humour

: Black Bartlemy's Treasure

dramatisation of Jeffrey Farnol's novel of pirates, vengeance, love and death

: The Wordsmiths at Gorsemere

Sue Limb's spoof drama about the Romantic poets

: The Little Toe Show

children's tales

: The Seventh Dimension - The Twilight Zone: I Am the Night. Colour Me Black

an executioner has an attack of conscience

: Temple of the Winds

Nigel Anthony reads the first work in James Follett's The Silent Vulcan trilogy (8/8)

: Tess of the d'Urbervilles

by Thomas Hardy (3/4)

: Beyond Our Ken

from 1961

: Black Bartlemy's Treasure

as 1pm

: as 2.30pm

: as 6pm

: as 6.40pm

: as 8am

: as 9.15am

: as 9.30am

: as 11am

: as 12 noon

: as 12.30pm

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

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