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: The Little Toe Show

children's tales

: Westway

soap opera set in a west London surgery - omnibus

: The Comedy Controller

in which Dominic Holland introduces six of his favourite radio comedies: Radio Active (1983); I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue (1997); Jeremy Hardy Speaks to the Nation (2001); Knowing Me Knowing You (1992); People Like Us (1997); Chambers (1998)

: Garrison Keillor's Radio Show

comedy sketches and music from Middle America

: The Trials of Oscar Wilde

Simon Russell Beale stars in a re-creation of the disastrous libel action taken by Oscar Wilde against the Marquis of Oueensbury (2/2)

: Smelling of Roses

Simon Brett comedy starring Prunella Scales and Arabella Weir

: The Little Toe Show

Kevin Duala with children's tales

: The Big Toe Radio Show

kids' magazine

: The Seventh Dimension - Scramble

futuristic tale of a totalitarian Britain in which rebels fight a ban on music (1/3)

: The Seventh Dimension - Slaughterhouse-Five

Kurt Vonnegut's wartime tale about an innocent abroad who stumbles into enemy hands (4/4)

: Westway

soap opera omnibus

: The Comedy Controller

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: Garrison Keillor's Radio Show

comedy sketches and music from Middle America

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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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