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: Wuthering Heights

as 11am

: The Attractive Young Rabbi

Comedy with Tracy-Ann Oberman (1/6)

: Big Toe Books

Stories, poems and songs

: Listen to Les

1981 comic monologues

: Parsons and Naylor's Pull-Out Sections

2002 comedy, with guest Debra Stephenson

: Evil under the Sun

as 8pm

: Readings to Die for

as 8.30pm

: Madame Bovary

as 9pm

: Mr Reliable

as 9.15pm

: Wuthering Heights

Conclusion of a dramatisation of Emily Bronte's novel (5/5)

: Listen to Les

1981 comedy with Les Dawson

: Just a Minute

1999 stopwatch comedy

: Five Stories by Rose Tremain: How It Stacks Up

Dermot Crowley reads a tale about a man celebrating his 46th birthday

: Waugh on Five: More Fronts

Simon Cadell reads Evelyn Waugh's letters regarding old age (5/5)

: This Sceptred Isle: The Return to War

Narrated by Anna Massey (95/216)

: Sound Bites: Eating on Tour with Franz Ferdinand

Singer Alex Kapranos concludes his witty account about what he ate during a world tour (5/5)

: CBeebies Radio on BBC 7

Songs and stories

: The Inimitable Jeeves: Jeeves Exerts the Old Cerebellum

Comic tale by PG Wodehouse

: Like They've Never Been Gone

Comedy (4/6)

: The Children of Witchwood

Sinister Wally K Daley tale about a college student who goes missing (5/5)


Unknown: Wally K Daley

: Jokester

Henry Goodman reads Isaac Asimov's sci-fi tale investigating where humans get their sense of humour

6.30pm/12.30am BBC 7

Where does Man's sense of humour come from and what would the human race do without it? These are the questions at the heart of an unnerving tale of the future from visionary science-fiction writer Isaac Asimov, author of I, Robot. Based on his 1956 short story and read here by Henry Goodman, the mystery begins when computer analyst Timothy Whistler becomes concerned that Noel Meyerhof, one of the world's genius Grand Masters, is feeding jokes to Multivac, "the most complex computer ever built". Whistler's pursuit of the truth will give him the answer to where the world's jokes come from, and it isn't Bob Monkhouse... Jeremy Aspinall


Author: Isaac Asimov
Reader: Henry Goodman

: Listen to Les

1981 comedy with Les Dawson

: Just a Minute

1999 stopwatch comedy

: Evil under the Sun

Agatha Christie murder mystery adapted by Michael Bakewell (5/5)

: Readings to Die for

Philip Jackson concludes John Harvey's Charlie Resnick detective tale Wasted Years (10/10)

: Madame Bovary

John Hurt narrates an adaptation of Gustave Flaubert's 1850s novel (5/10)

: Mr Reliable

Adaptation of Peter Tinniswood's play, starring Peter Sallis and Edna Dore.

: Parsons and Naylor's Pull-Out Sections

2002 comedy, with guest Debra Stephenson

: And Now in Colour

1990 comedy sketches

: The Atkinson People

1979 comedy

: In One Ear

1986 comedy sketches

: The Children of Witchwood

as 6pm

12.30am as 6.30

: 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.

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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.

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