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: as 1pm

: as 2.30pm

: The Little Toe Show

with Kevin Duala

: The Goon Show

: Massala FM

comedy set in east London's premier Asian community radio station (5/6)

: Rumpole of the Bailey

crime thriller with Maurice Denham (10/13)

: Busman's Honeymoon

Dorothy L Sayers mystery featuring sleuth Lord Peter Wimsey (2/6)

: The Pallisers

from Anthony Trollope's sequence of political novels, written between 1864 and 1880 (6/12)

: Westway

soap opera set in London

: Clinging to the Wreckage

John Mortimer reads extracts from his autobiography (6/10)

: The Count of Monte Cristo

Alexandre Dumas's tale of love, passion and revenge, first published in serial form between 1845 and 1846 (1/9)

: The Goon Show

: The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - The Copper Beeches

starring Clive Merrison and Michael Williams

: The Old Curiosity Shop

Charles Dickens's story of Little Nell, her grandfather and their flight from evil money-lender Quilp (11/25)

: King Street Junior

vintage comedy

: The Big Toe Radio Show

kids' magazine

: The Seventh Dimension I Am Legend

Richard Matheson's 1954 cult tale pits the last living man on earth against hordes of plague-infected vampires (6/9)

: Clinging to the Wreckage

as 11.30am

: The Count of Monte Cristo

as 11.45am (1/9)

: The Goon Show

: Rumpole of the Bailey

crime thriller with Maurice Denham (10/13)

: Busman's Honeymoon

mystery by Dorothy L Sayers, as 9.30am (2/6)

: The Pallisers

as 10am

: Massala FM

as 8.30am

: The Mark Steel Lectures - Hannibal

comic account of the life of the politician, statesman and military commander, who died in 183 BC

: as 6pm

: as 11.30am

: as 11.45am

: as 9am

: as 9.30am

: as 10am

: as 8.30pm

: 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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