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: The Retired Colourman

as 1pm

: Coming Alive

: Westway


: The Comedy Controller

in which Emma Freud introduces six of her favourite radio comedies: People Like Us (1995); Just a Minute (1999); Radio Active (1981); Whose Line Is It Anyway? (1998); I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue (2002); The Atkinson People (1979)

: Garrison Keillor's Radio Show

comedy sketches and music from Middle America, featuring country music by Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver

: Damned for Despair

psychological drama starring Lorcan Cranitch and Timothy Walker

: The Little Toe Show

David McFetridge introduces children's tales

: The Big Toe Radio Show

kids' magazine

: Mark Twain Stories - Experiences of the MacWilliamses

a desperate couple start to panic when an illness attacks the neighbourhood children

: Westway


: A Question of Treatment

tale involving red hair and Dutch elm disease

: The Comedy Controller

as 9am

: Earthsearch

as 6pm (1/3)

: Mark Twain Stories

as 6.45pm

: Damned for Despair

as 1pm

: The Comedy Controller

as 9am

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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