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: Big Toe Books

: Daunt and Dervish

The Singer Not the Song

: The Barcnester Chronicles


: Westway - the Final Farewell

Members of the cast talk to Frederick Dove about their experiences of working on the long-running soap drama devised to help World Service listeners improve their English.


Presenter: Frederick Dove

: Route 66

Paddy Maguire hops aboard a bus in Glasgow to join a pair of blind ten-pin bowling enthusiasts, discovering that they have few rights while on the bus (4/5)


Unknown: Paddy Maguire

: Sugar for the Horse Aunt Tibby

David Neal reads another Uncle Silas tale by HE Bates


Unknown: David Neal

: Iris

John Bayley 's memoir of novelist Iris Murdoch (5/5)


Unknown: John Bayley
Unknown: Iris Murdoch

: Moonlight Serenade

Tom Ray drama about a Second World War air crew who take off in a cursed plane, starring Nicholas Boulton , Shaun Prendergast and Ben Crowe


Unknown: Tom Ray
Unknown: Nicholas Boulton
Unknown: Shaun Prendergast
Unknown: Ben Crowe

: Night Talker

A radio DJ reveals startling secrets at Halloween. Written by Danny John-Jules (who played the Cat in Red Dwarf), starring Nicholas Boulton, Harry Myers, Stuart McLoughlin and Ndidi Del Fatti


Written By: Danny John-Jules
Unknown: Nicholas Boulton
Unknown: Harry Myers
Unknown: Stuart McLoughlin
Unknown: Ndidi Del Fatti

: Perelandra

CS Lewis sci-fi fantasy read by Alex Jennings (18/18)


Read By: Alex Jennings

: Peter Coke and the Paul Temple Affair

the dashing star of the Paul Temple radio series talks to Michaela Saunders 50 years after taking up the role


Unknown: Michaela Saunders

: Cheating the Gallows

chiller by Israel Zangwill, read by Lloyd Hutchinson


Read By: Lloyd Hutchinson

: The Real Dennis Truelove

Dave Sheasby drama about a man who escapes the drudgery of his bank job and heads off on an adventure, starring Fine Time Fontayne, Denys Hawthorne and Iwan Thomas (5/5)


Unknown: Dave Sheasby
Unknown: Denys Hawthorne
Unknown: Iwan Thomas

: Daunt and Dervish - The Singer Not the Song

comedy thriller by Guy Meredith , with Anna Massey and Imelda Staunton starring as two former Second World War Ministry of Defence workers who set up their own detective agency


Unknown: Guy Meredith
Unknown: Anna Massey
Unknown: Imelda Staunton

: Goodness Gracious Me


: Big Town All Stars

comedy (4/4)

: Ectoplasm


: as 6.30pm

: as 8pm

: as 8.30pm

: as 8pm

: as 9.15pm

: as 10pm

: as 10.30pm

: as 11pm

: as 11.30pm

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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