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: The Revengers' Comedies

as 1pm

: Albert and Me

as 2.30pm

: The Goon Show


: Knowing Me, Knowing You

spoof chat show

: Paul Temple and the Spencer Affair

Francis Durbridge's murder mystery, starring Peter Coke and Marjorie Westbury (1/8)

: The Nine Tailors

Ian Carmichael stars in a Dorothy L Sayers crimedrama (1/8)

: CHOICE The Pickwick Papers

adaptation of Charles Dickens's comic tale with Timothy Spall and Sue Johnston (1/8)

: Stuntz

Steve Punt's guide to the top advertising stunts of recent times (2/4)

: Westway


: Iris

John Bayley recalls his life with author Iris Murdoch (1/5)

: The Colour

Juliet Stevenson reads Rose Tremain's New Zealand-set novel (11/15)

: The Goon Show

: Julie Enfield Investigates Murder West One

detective drama by Nick Fisher (2/4)

: Paradise Lost

epic poem by John Milton (11/41)

: Legal, Decent, Honest and Truthful

advertising comedy

: Yes Minister

political comedy from 1983

: The Magician's Nephew

CS Lewis's tale about the origins of Narnia (1/3)

: Mortal Engines

sci-fi thriller by Philip Reeve (1/14)

: The Goon Show

: The Nine Tailors

as 9.30am

: CHOICE The Pickwick Papers

as 10am

: Knowing Me, Knowing You

as 8.30am

: Masala FM

Asian sitcom starring Meera Syal (6/6)

: Lenin of the Rovers

comedy with Alexei Sayle from 1988 (4/4)

: The Cheese Shop Presents... The Butter Factor

revue-based sketch comedy

: Iris

as 11.30am

: The Colour

as 11.45am

: The Seventh Dimension - The Man Who Was Thursday

chilling tale by GK Chesterton (1/13)

: The Nine Tailors

as 9.30am

: 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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