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: Garrison Keillor's Radio Show

satire, music, chat and light-hearted features from the Dakota Dome at the University of South Dakota, involving a collection of historical musical instruments

: Big Toe Books

stories, poems and songs for younger listeners

: 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 - omnibus (1-5/5)


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

: Westway

members of the cast of the west-
London-set soap opera talk to Frederick Dove about their experiences of working on the long-running drama series devised to help World Service listeners improve their English


Unknown: Frederick Dove

: Stilgoe's Around

1984 musical comedy with Richard Stilgoe and guests including Sandi Toksvig


Unknown: Richard Stilgoe
Unknown: Sandi Toksvig

: Don Quixote

John Arden 's adaptation of Cervantes's early 17th-century comic novel, as 8pm (1/2)


Unknown: John Arden

: Huddwinks

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


Unknown: Roy Hudd

: Educating Archie

1957 comedy

: The Original Godfather

-Jackson and Denis Norden discuss the formative years of radio comedy


Unknown: Denis Norden

: Doctor Who - Storm Warning

Alan Barnes 's adventure about a storm threatening the imperial tour of His Majesty's
Airship the RIOI as it heads for Singapore in October 1930, starring Paul McGann and India Fisher (1/4)


Unknown: Alan Barnes
Unknown: Paul McGann

: We Can Remember It for You Wholesale

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


Read By: William Hootkins

: Huddwinks

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


Unknown: Roy Hudd

: Educating Archie

1987 comedy starring Peter Brough


Unknown: Peter Brough

: Don Quixote

John Arden 's adaptation of Cervantes's early 17th-century comic novel, starring Bob Grant and Bernard Cribbins as the adventure-seeking knight Don Quixote and his squire Sancho Panza (1/2)


Unknown: John Arden
Unknown: Bob Grant
Unknown: Bernard Cribbins
Unknown: Don Quixote
Unknown: Sancho Panza

: The Fall of the Mausoleum Club - The Pet and the Pendulum

1988 spoof horror by Ian Brown and James Hendrie , starring Jim Broadbent , Michael Deacon , Peter Howell , John Nettleton and Liz Richardson (1/6)


Unknown: Ian Brown
Unknown: James Hendrie
Unknown: Jim Broadbent
Unknown: Michael Deacon
Unknown: Peter Howell
Unknown: John Nettleton
Unknown: Liz Richardson

: The Now Show

Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis take a satirical look back over recent events


Unknown: Steve Punt
Unknown: Hugh Dennis

: The Right Time

sketches satirising the trials of modern life, starring Eleanor Bron (2001)


Unknown: Eleanor Bron

: as 6.30pm

: as 8am

: as 9.15am

: 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.

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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