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: as 11am

: Big Toe Books Stories

, poems and songs

: Ashenden

, Gentleman Spy as 8.30pm

: Caesar! The Best of Mothers Thefirstofthree

plays about Roman emperors drawing on The Lives of the Caesars, written in AD 121 by Suetonius and dramatised for radio by Mike Walker

: The Burkiss Way

1979 comedy (7/7)

: Biggles Flies North Michael Palin reads

George Hearton's adaptation of the adventure (4/8)

: Gielgud's Letters Derek Jacobi reads letters

written by actor John Gielgud, who died in 2000 (4/5)

: This Sceptred Isle


: Men of Stone Julian Richards continues his

history of Portland stone (4/5)

: Legal

, Decent, Honest and Truthful (6/6)

: The Attractive Young Rabbi 2000 comedy

with David de Keyser (2/6)

: Catch My Breath

Marty Ross 's horror tale set in a Scottish country mansion (4/5)


Unknown: Marty Ross

: The Handmaid's Tale Buffy Davis reads

from Margaret Atwood's 1985 novel, set in a dystopian world of female oppression (7-8/10)

: The Burkiss Way

1979 comedy sketches (7/7)

: The Blackburn FilesA Case of Plagiarism

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

: Ashenden

, Gentleman Spy The Traitor Somerset Maugham espionage thriller

: Madame Bovary John Hurt narrates an

adaptation of Flaubert's novel, starring Sarah Smart, Conrad Nelson and James D'Arcy (9/10)

: The Teahouse Detective: The de Genneville Peerage

Baroness Orczy murder mystery, dramatised by Michael Butt and starring Bernard Hepton and Suzanne Burden

: Married A comedy


: On the Town with the League of

Gentlemen 1997 surreal satire (2/6)

: 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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