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: as 5pm

: as 5.30pm

: The Clitheroe Kid

1964 comedy

: Big Toe Books Stories

, poems and songs

: The Goon Show

1957 comedy sketches

: Ashenden

, Gentleman Spy as 8.30pm

: Caesar! Meeting at Formiae

David Troughton stars in the first of three plays drawing on The Lives of the Caesars, written in AD 121 by Suetonius and dramatised for radio by Mike Walker

: The Goon Show

1957 comedy sketches

: Biggles Flies North

1939 adventure by WE Johns, read by Michael Palin (1/8)

: Gielgud's Letters

The life of actor John Gielgud told through his letters, read by Derek Jacobi (1/5)

: This Sceptred Isle The Kingdom of William

and Mary Narrated by Anna Massey (96/216)

: Men of Stone Julian Richards explores the

history of Portland stone (1/5)

: Bristow 1997 comedy


: Catch My Breath

Claire Knight stars in Marty Ross 's horror tale about two women taking refuge in a Scottish country mansion where a demon lurks (1/5)


Unknown: Claire Knight
Unknown: Marty Ross

: The Handmaid's Tale Buffy Davis reads

from Margaret Atwood's 1985 novel (1-2/10)

: The Blackburn Files A Case of Making Good

Comedy drama about a private investigator, written by Ian McMillan, Dave Sheasby and Martyn Wiley, and starring Fine Time Fontayne

: Ashenden, Gentleman Spy

Somerset Maugham spy thriller, abridged by Neville Teller

: Madame Bovary John Hurt narrates an

adaptation of Gustave Flaubert's novel, starring Sarah Smart and Conrad Nelson (6/10)

: The Teahouse Detective: The Metropolitan Line Murder

Baroness Orczy mystery starring Bernard Hepton and Suzanne Burden

: The Masterson Inheritance 1995

improvised comedy with Paul Merton

: 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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