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: as 1pm

: as 2.30pm

: The Little Toe Show

kids' tales, with Kevin Duala

: The Goon Show

from 1974

: Knowing Me, Knowing You

with Alan Partridge

: Horses

thriller about an arsonist at work in a village near Dublin (1/5)

: Readings to Die for

John Harvey's detective tale read by Philip Jackson (6/10)

: The Forsyte Chronicles

drama by John Galsworthy (22/23)

: Westway

soap opera set in London

: Acting Strangely

Martin Jarvis talks about his life as a performer (1/5)

: A Patchwork Planet

Wiliam Hope reads from Anne Tyler's 1998 novel about the black sheep in a philanthropic Baltimore family (6/10)

: The Goon Show

1956 comedy

: I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue

first aired in2002

: Les Miserables

starring Joss Ackland (16/25)

: Ballylenon


: I'm Sorry I'll Read That Again

from 1967

: The Big Toe Radio Show

kids' magazine

: The Seventh Dimension: The Metamorphosis

Benedict Cumberbatch reads from Franz Kafka's 1915 novel about a man who awakes to find himself transformed into an insect (1/4)

: Acting Strangely

as 11.30am (1/5)

: A Patchwork Planet

as 11.45am (6/10)

: The Goon Show

: Horses

as 9am (1/5)

: Readings to Die for

as 9.30am (6/10)

: Knowing Me, Knowing You


: The Alan Davies Show


: Goodness Gracious Me

award-winning sketch-comedy series

: The Mitch Benn Music Show

vintage and contemporary comic songs

: 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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