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: Big Toe Books Stories

, poems and songs for young radio listeners

: Adam Bede Dramatisation of the novel by

George Eliot, with Thomas Arnold, Ann Scott-Jones and John Kielty - omnibus (1-5/15)

: The Supreme Artist Early short story by

Daphne du Maurier, read by Michael Drew

: Radio Fun

the Story of Radio Comedy as 5pm

: Huddwinks as7pm

: Radio Fun

the Story of Radio Comedy
Russell Davies surveys the 1950s heyday of radio comedy, featuring Tony Hancock , the Goons, Joyce Grenfell and Basil Boothroyd (8/12)


Unknown: Russell Davies
Unknown: Tony Hancock
Unknown: Joyce Grenfell
Unknown: Basil Boothroyd

: A Laugh on the Ocean Wave

Nicholas Parsons talks to comedians and musicians who entertain cruise passengers, and discovers the show must go on, whatever the sea conditions (1/2)


Talks: Nicholas Parsons

: The Coma

Tom Goodman-Hill reads Alex Garland 's mystery about a young man who is left in a coma following a late-night attack on the Tube (5/5)


Unknown: Tom Goodman-Hill
Unknown: Alex Garland

: Vostok Bill Murphy sci-fi adventure about three

adventurers who visit the world's only unexplored lake, located miles beneath the Antarctic ice cap

: Friday's Child Drama based on Georgette

Heyer's Regency tale of true and lasting love, starring Elli Wantage, James Frain and Simon Russell Beale

: Four Joneses and a Jenkins 2000 sitcom

by Sue Limb, starring Rebecca Front

: The News Quiz Sharp topical comedy

hosted by Sandi Toksvig. with panellists including Andy Hamilton, Francis Wheen and Jeremy Hardy

: The Right Time 2001 comedy sketches on the

trials of modern life. starring Eleanor Bron, Neil Innes, Clive Swift, Paula Wilcox and Graeme Garden (5/5)

: Moths Ate My Doctor Who Scarf Sony

nominated comic odyssey of Toby Hadoke charting the rise, fall and rise of Doctor Who (2/2)

: Stand-Up on 7

Performance by Canadian comedian Tom Stade at the Stand in Glasgow

: Doctor Who

the Commentaries Actors and crew discuss yesterday's BBC1 episode The Unicorn and the Wasp (7/13)

: The Haunting of Hill

House Emma Fielding reads Shirley Jackson's gothic horror tale (5/8)

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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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