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: Heidi

as 1pm

: Bristow

: The Goon Show


: The Sunday Format

press comedy (4/4)

: The Blackburn Files

comedy drama with Fine Time Fontayne and Judy Finn (1/5)

: Readings to Die For - Wasted Years

Philip Jackson reads from John Harvey's crime novel (6/10)

: Children's Hour

Once upon a Time: Sandy Chalmers presents the first of four archive children's radio programmes, starting with Toytown Plays: a Portrait of the Mayor (1962)

: The Take Away

Simon Parkes looks at British takeaway culture, starting with fish and chips (1/5)

: Westway


: Free at Last

Tony Benn's thoughts on New Labour (5/5)

: Goodnight Mister Tom

by Michelle Magorian (6/10)

: The Goon Show

: I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue

from 2000

: The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - The Abergavenny Murder

Bert Coules'sdetective drama with Clive Merrison and Andrew Sachs

: Anita and Me

by Meera Syal (1/10)

: Legal, Decent, Honest and Truthful

advertising comedy

: Yes Minister

political comedy with Paul Eddington (1/8)

: Little Toe Show

: The Comediennes

a profile of Beryl Reid, who became a comedy star in the 1950s (6/6)

: The Seventh Dimension - The Canterville Ghost

Oscar Wilde's comic ghost story (1/3)

: The Goon Show

: The Blackburn Files

as 9am

: Readings to Die For

as 9.30am

: Children's Hour

Once upon a Time, as 10am

: Canned Heat

comedy with Sanjeev Bhaskar

: Lenin of the Rovers

1988 comedy

: Goodnight Mister Tom

as 11.45am

: The Seventh Dimension

as 6.30pm

: The Blackburn Files

as 9am

: Readings to Die For

as 9.30am

: Children's Hour

as 10am

: Canned Heat

as 10.30pm

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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