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: An Inspector Calls

as 1pm

: Bristow (2/6)

: The Goon Show


: Choice Grenfell

Maureen Lipman presents monologues, letters and songs written by Joyce Grenfell (3/4)

: Monsieur Pamplemousse investigates

culinary mystery by Michael Bond (3/3)

: Sherlock Holmes - A Study in Scarlet

dramatisation of Arthur Conan Doyle's first Holmes mystery, in which Holmes and Dr Watson meet (1/2)

: Centurions - Konstantin Stanislavski (1863-1938)

an assessment of his legacy

: Westway


: Telling Tales

Alan Bennett reminisces about his childhood in Leeds (6/10)

: The Woodlanders

Juliet Stevenson reads Thomas Hardy's tale of love and ambition (6/10)

: The Goon Show

: Petreila

with Philip Jackson as the philosophical detective (3/4)

: The Frederica Quartet - Still Life

second in AS Byatt's series (3/7)

: Ballylenon


: The Seventh Dimension - Atomic Tales

1950s American sci-fi

: The Goon Show

: Father Brown Stories

as 9.30am

: Choice Grenfell

as 8.30am

: The 99p Challenge

with Sue Perkins, Simon Pegg and Armando lannucci

: And Now in Colour

sketch comedy

: Telling Tales

as 11.30am

: The Woodlanders

as 11.45am

: The Seventh Dimension

as 6.30pm

: Father Brown Stories

as 9.30am

: Sherlock Holmes

as 10am

: Choice Grenfell

as 8.30am

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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