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: The Ghost Train

as 1pm

: Albert and Me

as 2.30pm

: The Goon Show


: Follow That with Your Sea Lions

Dave Spikey looks at comedians who got their breaks in folk clubs (2/2)

: An Odd Body

detective drama starring Annette Badland (1/4)

: The Mayor of Casterbridge

dramatisation of Thomas Hardy's novel set in 19th-century Dorset (1/4)

: Great Inspirations

Anne Perkins talks to politicians about their literary and philosophical influences, starting with Roy Hattersley (1/5)

: Westway


: Galileo's Daughter

Stella Gonet reads the biography by Dava Sobel (1/5)

: The Colour

Rose Tremain's New Zealand- set novel, read by Juliet Stevenson (1/15)

: The Goon Show

: An Englishman Abroad

Drama by Alan Bennett about English spy Guy Burgess's exile in Moscow, starring Michael Gambon and Penelope Wilton


Writer: Alan Bennett
Guy Burgess: Michael Gambon
Coral Browne: Penelope Wilton

: Paradise Lost

extracts from John Milton's poem, read by Denis Quilley (1/41)

: Legal, Decent, Honest and Truthful

advertising sitcom with Martin Jarvis (1/6)

: Yes Minister

1983 political comedy

: The Little Toe Show

with Adrian Dickson

: The Transport Cafe

investigation into the British institution where old-fashioned values are said to prevail

: The Seventh Dimension - The Spaceship

sci-fi comedy (1/5)

: The Goon Show

: An Odd Body

as 9am

: The Mayor of Casterbridge

as 10am

: Masala FM

comedy with Meera Syal and Sanjeev Bhaskar

: Lenin of the Rovers

comedy from 1988 starring Alexei Sayie

: Galileo's Daughter

as 11.30am

: The Colour

as 11.45am

: The Seventh Dimension

as 6.30pm

: An Odd Body

as 9am

: The Mayor of Casterbridge

as 10am

: Masala FM

as 10.30pm

: Lenin of the Rovers

as 11pm

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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