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: Big Toe Books

: Middlemarch

from George Eliot 's novel set in the 1830s - omnibus (6-10/20)


Unknown: George Eliot

: The Casino - The Professor's Daughter

short story by Margaret Bonham (5/5)


Story By: Margaret Bonham

: Unearthing Mysteries

disease and death in medieval London (2/4)

: Stand-Ups and Strumpets

Meera Syal reveals her comedy heroes (1/6)


Unknown: Meera Syal

: Radio Roots

Russell Davies looks back at the early career of comedian Frankie Howerd


Unknown: Russell Davies
Unknown: Frankie Howerd

: Listen to Les

: Stand-Ups and Strumpets


: Radio Roots

: Undone

sci-fi adventure written by and starring Ben Moor (4/6)


Unknown: Ben Moor

: The Blue Lenses

Daphne du Maurier fantasy exploring the sinister side of human nature, read by Emma Fielding (1/2)


Read By: Emma Fielding

: Listen to Les

: Daughters of Venice

Don Taylor drama set in the 18th century, with Frances Barber and Amanda Root


Unknown: Don Taylor
Unknown: Frances Barber
Unknown: Amanda Root

: The News Quiz

: Chain Reaction

: Undone


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: 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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