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: as 1pm

: as 2.30pm

: The Little Toe Show

kids' tales

: The Goon Show

: Knowing Me. Knowing You

with Alan Partridge

: Rogue Male

Geoffrey Household's spy thriller about an anonymous, affluent Englishman who goes on a European shooting trip to target a brutal European dictatorship, read by Michael Jayston (6/15)

: The Toff on the Farm

crime thriller by John Creasey (5/6)

: The Forsyte Chronicles

drama by John Galsworthy (7/23)

: Westway

soap opera set in London

: Iris

John Bayley recalls his marriage of over 40 years to writer Iris Murdoch (1/5)

: Brazzaville Beach

from an award-winning novel by William Boyd, read by Fiona Shaw (1/10)

: The Goon Show

1956 comedy

: I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue

first aired in 2002

: Les Miserables

Victor Hugo's revolutionary tale, starring Joss Ackland (1/25)

: King Street Junior

vintage comedy

: The Big Toe Radio Show

kids' magazine

: The Seventh Dimension - The Woman in Black - A Journey and a Funeral

Susan Hill's ghost story set in a remote market town (1/4)

: Iris

as 11.30am

: Brazzaville Beach

as 11.45am

: The Goon Show

: Rogue Male

as 9am

: The Toff on the Farm

crime thriller (5/6)

: Knowing Me, Knowing You

as 8.30am

: The Mark Steel Lectures

in which the comedian traces the life and fights of Muhammad Ali

: Goodness Gracious Me

comedy sketches

: The Mitch Benn Music Show

vintage and contemporary comic songs

: as 6pm

: as 11.30am

: as 11.45am

: as 9am

: as 9.30am

: as 10am

: as 10.00pm

: 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

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