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: Big Toe Books

: Breathing Underwater

Susannah Doyle stars in Bryony Lavery's drama about a diver employed to study the wreckage of the Elizabeth Mary , which sank off Porthant Bay in 1575 - omnibus (1-5/5)


Unknown: Susannah Doyle
Unknown: Elizabeth Mary

: The Wartime Stones of Mollie Panter-Downes - Good Evening Mrs Craven

Sylvestra Le Touzel reads this tale about a man who receives a posting to north Africa, leaving his loved ones fearing for his safety


Unknown: Sylvestra Le Touzel

: Stilgoe's Around

1984 musical comedy with Richard Stilgoe , Charles Collingwood and Sheila Steafel


Unknown: Richard Stilgoe
Unknown: Charles Collingwood
Unknown: Sheila Steafel

: Talking Heads - Bed among the Lentils

Alan Bennett monologue performed by Anna Massey


Unknown: Alan Bennett
Unknown: Anna Massey

: Alan Bennett - the Last of the Sun

Alan Bennett monologue specially written for Thora Hird , who stars in her final radio role


Unknown: Alan Bennett
Unknown: Thora Hird

: as 5pm

: Huddwinks

1986 comedy about a professor and his time machine, starring Roy Hudd


Unknown: Roy Hudd

: Educating Archie

1957 comedy

: Stand-Ups and Strumpets

popular actress and two-time Oscar nominee Brenda Blethyn
(Secrets and Lies, Little Voice) talks to Alison Oddey about her comedy career and flirtation with Hollywood (6/6)


Unknown: Brenda Blethyn
Unknown: Alison Oddey

: Radio Roots

Russell Davies looks back at the early career of actor Jon Pertwee, famed for playing Doctor Who (1970-74) and Worzel Gummidge.


Presenter: Russell Davies

: Never the Bride

dramatisation of Paul Magrs 's gothic tale set in Whitby, starring Joanna Tope , Monica Gibb , Sean Scanlan , Gareth Thomas and John Paul Hurle (3/3)


Unknown: Paul Magrs
Unknown: Joanna Tope
Unknown: Monica Gibb
Unknown: Sean Scanlan
Unknown: Gareth Thomas
Unknown: John Paul Hurle

: We Can Remember It for You Wholesale

Philip K Dick sci-fi, read by William Hootkins (1/2)


Read By: William Hootkins

: Educating Archie

1957 comedy starring Peter Brough


Unknown: Peter Brough

: Talking Heads - Bed among the Lentils

Alan Bennett monologue performed by Anna Massey


Unknown: Alan Bennett
Unknown: Anna Massey

: Marriott's Monologues

Thora Hird recites
Marriott Edgar 's The Lion and Albert and reminisces about the great monologue writers (1/8)


Unknown: Thora Hird
Unknown: Marriott Edgar

: Tales from the Mausoleum Club - Jess of the B'ournevilles

comedy starring Timothy Spall and Nick Revell (6/6)


Unknown: Timothy Spall
Unknown: Nick Revell

: The Now Show


: The Right Time

sketches satirising the trials of modern life, starring Eleanor Bron


Unknown: Eleanor Bron

: as 6.30pm

: as 8am

: as 9.15am

: as 9.30am

: as 10pm

: as 10.30pm

: 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.

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