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: Mustard Seed

as 1pm

: Stop Messing About!

1969 comedy with Kenneth Williams, Hugh Paddick and Joan Sims

: Nigel and Earl Sort Out the World

comedy (3/6)

: Uncle Silas

adaptation of J Sheridan Le Fanu's creepy novel about a young heiress who puts her life in the hands of a disturbed and untrustworthy uncle (1/3)

: Alexander (5/6)

: Westway


: Born Free

Virginia McKenna reads Joy Adamson's tale of Elsa, the lion cub with human foster parents (1/8)

: Spies

Michael Frayn's wartime novel about memory and confusion (8/10)

: Whispers

2003 scandal-and-slander panel game hosted by Gyles Brandreth

: A Soldier's Debt


: The Harpoon


: Our Brave Boys

comedy with Martin Jarvis

: The Little Toe Show

with Kirsten O'Brien

: Born Free

as 11.30am

: Spies (8/10)

: Stop Messing About!

as 8am

: Whispers

as 12.30pm

: Uncle Silas

as 9am

: Alexander (5/6)

: Creme de la Crime

Punt and Dennis

: The Seventh Dimension

as 6pm

: Born Free

as 11.30am

: Spies (8/10)

: Uncle Silas

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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