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: as 11am

: After Henry

1986 comedy

: The Wordsmiths at Gorsemere

1987 comedy

: Big Toe Books

Stories, poems and songs

: Take It from Here


: Married

1999 comedy

: Monk's Hood

as 8pm

: The Mystery of a Hansom Cab

as 8.30pm

: Daughters of Britannia

as 9pm

: Baldi

as 9.15pm

: The Pallisers

Political drama by Anthony Trollope, starring David Troughton, Ben Miles, Sophie Thompson and Anastasia Hille (4/12)


Unknown: Anthony Trollope
Unknown: David Troughton
Unknown: Ben Miles
Unknown: Sophie Thompson
Unknown: Anastasia Hille

: Take It from Here

1950 comedy

: The Burkiss Way

1978 sketch show

: Animal Farm

George Orwell's 1945 allegorical tale, read by Bill Nighy (4/5)

: Jogging round Majorca

Gordon West's account of his exploration of a then little-known island in the 1920 (4/8)

: Centurions

Alastair Niven and Nana Wilson-Tagoe discuss novelist Chinua Achebe, author of Things Fall Apart

: Legal, Decent, Honest and Truthful


17.30 Desmond Olivier Dingle's Compleat Life and Works of William Shakespeare


Unknown: Desmond Olivier Dingle
Unknown: William Shakespeare

: Atomic Tales!: Unstoppable!

Sci-fi spoof by Nat Sones and Adam Tandy (5/6)

: Take It from Here

1950 comedy

: The Burkiss Way

1978 comedy sketch show

20.00 Monk's Hood
Medieval murder mystery by Ellis Peters, starring Michael Hordern (4/5)

: The Mystery of a Hansom Cab

Fergus Hume crime thriller set in 1886 Melbourne (9/10)

: Daughters of Britannia

Katie Hickman examines the lives of diplomats' wives and daughters through their letters and diaries (9/20)

: Baldi: Tempes Fugit

Murder mystery by Martin Meenan, starring David Threlfall, Tina Kellegher and Pauline McLynn (1/6)

: Married

1999 comedy starring Hugh Bonneville and Josie Lawrence (1/6)

: I Think I've Got a Problem

2001 comedy starring Suggs, Bob Monkhouse and Bill Nighy

: Play and Record

An eclectic mix of comedy sketches and characters (1/4)

: The Bearded Ladies

2005 comedy sketches, starring Susie Donkin, Oriane Messina, Faye Rusling and Charlotte MacDougal (6/6)

: as 6pm

: as 6.30pm

: as 8pm

: as 8.30pm

: as 9pm

: 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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