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: as 11am

: Big Toe Books

: Westway

soap - omnibus

: Comedy Greats

Barry Cryer presents a decade-by-decade survey of vintage radio comedy, starting with part one of a 1950s compilation. Today's sextet of shows Include Life with the Lyons (1955); In All Directions (1956); The Al Read Show (1955); A Life of Bliss (1954); Take It from Here (1957) and The Goon Show (1957) (1/11)


Unknown: Barry Cryer

: Bonecrack

Dick Francis thriller starring
Francis Matthews , Dennis Bowen and Roger Snowdon


Unknown: Dick Francis
Unknown: Francis Matthews
Unknown: Dennis Bowen
Unknown: Roger Snowdon

: The Men from the Ministry

1976 comedy

: Garrison Keillor's Radio Show

light satire and songs from
Minnesota's Lakeside Ballroom, with music by folk duo Bill Hlnkley and Judy Larson


Unknown: Bill Hlnkley
Unknown: Judy Larson

: Space Hacks

sci-fi comedy set In space (2/4)

: Fear on Four - Dreaming of Thee

Gwen Cherrell 's supernatural drama about a woman obsessed with a dream that threatens to become a living nightmare


Unknown: Gwen Cherrell

: Westway

soap set in west London - omnibus

: Comedy Greats

The Fifties - Part One, as 9am

: Space Hacks

Two Men and a Baby Alien

: as 1.30pm

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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.

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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.

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