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: Big Toe Books

: The Old Curiosity Shop

Omnibus (11-15/25)

: Resurrection

: A History of War and Peace in Four Menus

Chris Bigsby and guests share a historical feast and reflect on how the Louisiana Purchase changed the course of American history (2/4)


Presenter: Chris Bigsby

: Pinocchio

: Radio Fun - the Story of Radio Comedy

Russell Davies surveys the heyday of radio comedy in the late 1950s (9/12)


Unknown: Russell Davies

: The Palace of Laughter

Geoffrey Wheeler visits the Belfast Grand Opera House (6/6)


Unknown: Geoffrey Wheeler

: Listen to Les

: as 12.30pm

: Earthsearch - The Return

James Follett sci-fi (1/10)


Unknown: James Follett

: The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

Martin Jarvis reads Washington
Irving's horror tale of two love rivals and a headless horseman (1/3)


Unknown: Martin Jarvis

: Listen to Les

: Pinocchio

Carlo Collodi 's much-loved tale


Unknown: Carlo Collodi

: Winston in Europe

Peter Tinniswood comedy


Unknown: Peter Tinniswood

: Stand-Up on 7

: Earthsearch - The Return


: as 6.30pm

: as Sam

: Resurrection

: as 9.30am

: as 10pm

: 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.

BBC Guidance

This historical record contains material which some might find offensive
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