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: as 11am

: All the Young Dudes

2001 comedy drama

: Big Toe Books

Stories, poems and songs

: Take It from Here

1950 comedy

: Married

1999 comedy

: Clean Break

as 8pm

: Small Island

as 9pm

: Rumpole of the Bailey

as 9.15pm

: The Picture of Dorian Gray

Dramatisation of Oscar Wilde's only published novel (2/2)

: Take It from Here

1950 comedy

: The Burkiss Way

1979 comedy sketches

: The Woodlanders

Juliet Stevenson reads Thomas Hardy's tale of thwarted love and ambition (4/10)


Reader: Juliet Stevenson
Auhtor: Thomas Hardy

: Travels with a Donkey in the Cevennes

Alan Cumming reads from Robert Louis
Stevenson's 1879 work recalling his 120-mile exploration of the French mountains (4/8)


Unknown: Alan Cumming
Unknown: Robert Louis

: This Sceptred Isle

The King's on the Run
A history of Britain narrated by Anna Massey (74/216)


Unknown: Anna Massey

: Centurions

A Discussion of the legacy of Anglo-American poet WH Auden (1907-73) and his debt to WB Yeats (1865-1939)

: Legal

, Decent, Honest and Truthful
1982 comedy with Tracy-Ann Oberman and David de Keyser


Unknown: Tracy-Ann OBErman
Unknown: David de Keyser

: The Attractive Young Rabbi

1999 comedy

: Earthsearch

James Follett sci-fi adventure about a starship crew who discover the angels that have guided them since birth may not be as kind as they first thought, starring Sean Arnold and Haydn Wood (4/10)

: Pattern Recognition

William Gibson sci-fi thriller, read by Lorelei King (4/5)

: Take It from Here

1950 comedy

: The Burkiss Way

1979 comedy sketch show, with Chris Emmett, Fred Harris and Jo Kendal

: Clean Break

Val McDermid thriller starring
Charlotte Coleman

: Small Island

Dramatisation by Pat Cumper of Andrea Levy's novel exploring empire, prejudice, war and love in Jamaica, England, America and India (4/15)

: Rumpole of the Bailey

Rumpole Redeemed
John Mortimer legal drama starring Timothy West and Prunella Scales

: Married

1999 comedy

: I Think I've Got a Problem

2003 comedy with Suggs, Bob Monkhouse and Bill Nighy

: Play and Record

Comedy sketches

: as 6pm

: as 6.30pm

: as 8pm

: 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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