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: Garrison Keillor's Radio Show

Light-hearted satire and music

: Big Toe Books

Stories, poems and songs for young radio listeners

: Adam Bede

Dramatisation of the novel by George Eliot - omnibus edition (6-10/15)


Novel By: George Eliot

: Unearthing Mysteries

With the aid of experts, Aubrey Manning examines the foundations of horse domestication (1/4)


Unknown: Aubrey Manning

: Radio Fun

the Story of Radio Comedy as 5pm

: CBeebies Radio on BBC 7 Songs

, rhymes and stories for young children

: Radio Fun

the Story of Radio Comedy
Russell Davies surveys the 1950s heyday of radio comedy, continuing with the final years of The Goons and the emergence of Round the Home and Beyond the Fringe (9/12)


Unknown: Russell Davies

: A Laugh on the Ocean Wave Nicholas

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

: Earthsearch - Mindwarp James Follett sci-fi

drama about a community of underground dwellers fighting for survival, with India Fisher,
Colin Baker. Leon Parris and Nicholas Courtney (1/3)

: Mark Twain Stories The Facts in the Great

Beef Contract 1860s short story read by Kelsey Grammer

: Stop Messing About 1969 comedy with

Kenneth Williams, Hugh Paddick and Joan Sims

: My House in Umbria William Trevor tale

starring Prunella Scales

: The Right Time Comedy sketches on the

trials of modern life (1/6)

: Stand-Up on 7

Milton Jones - Live A surreal look at life with Milton Jones


Unknown: Milton Jones
Unknown: Milton Jones

: 2000 Years of Radio A look at the Great

Exhibition of 1851 (6/6)

: The English Civil War Paul Farley drama

about protesters in 17th-century military gear who take over a supermarket in a protest against consumerism, starring Robert Bathurst

: The Haunting of Hill House Emma

Fielding reads Shirley Jackson's gothic horror tale (6/8)

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: as 9.15am

: as 9.30am

: as 10pm

: as 10.30pm

: as 11pm

: as 11.45pm

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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