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: Chambers

: Millport

: Big Toe Books

children's magazine

: The Comedy Controller

Former Goodies star Bill Oddie traces the development of 20th-century radio comedy with a selection of his favourites: Up the Pole (1948); ITMA (1949); Archie's the Boy (1954); Beyond Our Ken (1960); On the Hour (1992) and On the Town with the League of Gentlemen (1997)


Presenter: Bill Oddie

: The Lady in the Lake

Raymond Chandler novel, starring Ed Bishop as Philip Marlowe


Unknown: Raymond Chandler
Unknown: Ed Bishop
Unknown: Philip Marlowe

: Garrison Keillor's Radio Show

satire and music from Middle America

: Hordes of the Things

Tolkien spoof starring Simon Callow and Paul Eddington


Unknown: Simon Callow
Unknown: Paul Eddington

: Heroes - the Official Radio Show

Jon Holmes and Xanthe Fuller discuss the latest episode of the BBC2-aired US cult fantasy Heroes, with input from fans


Presenter: Jon Holmes
Presenter: Xanthe Fuller

: Fresh Blood - The Cupboard beneath the Stairs

final short story in BBC 7's showcase of new writing (10/10)

: Garrison Keillor's Radio Show

satire and music from Middle

: as 12 noon

: as 1.30pm

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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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