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: Ben-Hur

as 11am

: Alison and Maud

as 5pm

: Big Toe Books

: Hancock's Half- Hour


: Ben-Hur (2/4)

: Hancock's Half-Hour


: The News Quiz

comic take on the news

: Westway

: Vinyl Cafe

comedy 145 Born Free (7/8)

: King Street Junior

1985 sitcom starring Peter Davison (1/7)

: A Little of What You Fancy

comedy drama starring David Jason and Pam Ferris

: The Seventh Dimension - Paradise Lost in Cyberspace

sci-fi comedy by Colin Swash (1/6)

: The Seventh Dimension - The Day of the Triffids

sci-fi thriller by John Wyndham (12/17)

: Hancock's Half-Hour


: The News Quiz

as 12.30pm

: Sherlock Holmes - His Last Bow

as 10.15am

: On the Hour

spoof news show with Chris Morris

: Jeremy Hardy Speaks to the Nation

how to be a popular figure around town (1/6)

: Big Booth Too

comedy with Boothby Graffoe

: The Seventh Dimension

as 6pm

: The Seventh Dimension

as 6.30pm

: Sherlock Holmes - His Last Bow

as 10.15am

: On the Hour

as 10.30pm

: Big Booth Too

as 11 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.

BBC Guidance

This historical record contains material which some might find offensive
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