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: The Box of Delights

as 1pm

: Albert and Me

as 2.30pm

: Kenny Everett - the BBC Local Radio Years

how the zany DJ survived after leaving the BBC

: Doctor Syn

Russell Thorndike 's swashbuckling adventure, read by Rufus Sewell (6/10)

: The Sittaford Mystery

Agatha Christie drama with supernatural overtones, starring Geoffrey Whitehead and Stephen Tompkinson (1/5)

: Daniel Deronda

dramatisation of George Eliot's novel (1/3)

: Mightier than the Sword

spoof arts programme (1/5)

: Westway


: Tarka the Otter

Henry Williamson's wildlife tale, read by Michael Maloney (1/5)

: Christmastime at the End of the Road

stories from the state of Alaska written and read by Tom Bodett (1/5)

: The Goon Show

: The Adventure of the Christmas Pudding

Hercule Poirot mystery by Agatha Christie

: Paradise Lost

by John Milton (26/41)

: Legal, Decent, Honest and Truthful

advertising comedy

: Yes Minister

political satire _

: Little Toe Show

: BigToeRadioShow

: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader

CS Lewis's Narnia tale (2/5)

: Stravaganza

time-travel fantasy by Mary Hoffman (2/14)

: The Goon Show

: Doctor Syn

as 9am

: The Sittaford Mystery

as 9.30am

: Daniel Deronda

as 10am

: Hamish and Dougal: You'll Have Had Your Tea

comedy with Graeme Garden and Barry Cryer (2/4)

: The Goldfish Bowl

comedy about two goldfish

: Tarka the Otter

as 11.30am

: The Seventh Dimension - Out of the Silent Planet

sci-fi by CS Lewis (3/12)

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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