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: How Tickled Am I?

as 5.30pm

: Big Toe Books Stories

, poems and songs

: Little Dorrit

Doug Lucie's dramatisation of Charles Dickens's 1850s satirical work set in a debtor's prison, starring Ian McKellen (1/5)

: Just William April Fool's Day

Richmal Crompton short story read by Martin Jarvis

: Born Free

Virginia McKenna reads Joy Adamson's phenomenally popular 1960 book chronicling her and her husband's raising of three lion cubs, in particular the one named Elsa (1/8)

1.30 This Sceptred Isle: Fruitless Carnage and the End of Marlborough
Narrated by Anna Massey (106/216)

: Strange Weather Days Meteorological

series presented by Helen Young, who starts with recollections by those who experienced East Anglia's fatal floods of 1953 (1/5)

: Bristow 1999 comedy


: Ghost Zone

Marty Ross sci-fi thriller starring
Simon Tait , Gayanne Potter and Joanna Tope (1/5)


Unknown: Marty Ross
Unknown: Simon Tait
Unknown: Gayanne Potter
Unknown: Joanna Tope

: Fantastic Tales Hell Screen Ryunosuke

Akutagawa's 1918 horror set in medieval Japan (1/2)

: The Blackburn Files A Case of Drowning

Sorrows Detective comedy drama by Ian McMillan, Dave Sheasby and Martyn Wiley

: Goldfish Henry Goodman reads Raymond

Chandler's 1936 mystery about stolen pearls (1/3)

: Love for Lydia Adaptation of HE Bates's

1952 semi-autobiographical novel, starring Crispin Bonham-Carter and Margaret Tyzack (6/10)

: The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

A Scandal in Bohemia Arthur Conan Doyle mystery starring Clive Merrison

: MacAulay and Co Comedy highlights from

the Edinburgh International Festival (6/10)

: as 6pm

: as 6.30pm

: as 8pm

: as 8.30pm

: as 9pm

: as 9.15pm

: as 10pm

: as 10.30pm

: as 11pm

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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