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: Little Dorrit

as 11am

: Bristow

1999 comedy (2/4)

: To the Manor Born

1997 comedy with Penelope Keith, Keith Barron and Angela Thorne (7/10)

: Big Toe Books

Stories, poems and songs

: The Navy Lark

1959 comedy

: Whose Line Is It Anyway?

1988 comedy

: The Blackburn Files

as 8pm

: Goldfish

as 8.30pm

: Love for Lydia

as 9pm

: Little Dorrit

Doug Lucie's dramatisation of Charles Dickens's 1850s satirical work (2/5)

: The Navy Lark

1959 comedy

: The Al Read Show

Comic monologues

: Just William: That Boy

Richmal Crompton short story read by Martin Jarvis


Author: Richmal Crompton
Reader: Martin Jarvis

: Born Free

Virginia McKenna reads Joy Adamson's popular book about Elsa the lioness (2/8)

: This Sceptred Isle: The End of the War with France

A history of Britain (107/216)

: Strange Weather Days

Meteorological dramas with Helen Young, who talks to Edinburgh residents about seeing the Aurora Borealis (2/5)

: CBeebies Radio on BBC 7

Songs and rhymes

: King Street Junior

1998 comedy (1/6)

: It Sticks Out Half a Mile

1983 comedy (9/13)

: Ghost Zone

Marty Ross sci-fi thriller, starring Simon Tait, Gayanne Potter and Joanna Tope (2/5)


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

: Fantastic Tales: Hell Screen

Akutagawa's1918 Akutagawa's 1918 horror tale set in medieval Japan, read by Togo Igawa (2/2)

: The Navy Lark

1959 comedy, with Leslie Phillips, Dennis Price and Jon Pertwee

: The Al Read Show

Compilation of the Northern comic's monologues from the 1950s

: The Blackburn Files: A Case of Happy Endings

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

: Goldfish

Henry Goodman reads Raymond Chandler's 1936 detective thriller (2/3)

: Love for Lydia

HE Bates's 1952 novel, with Crispin Bonham-Carter and Margaret Tyzack (7/10)

: The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes: The Red-Headed League

Arthur Conan Doyle mystery starring Clive Merrison and Michael Williams

: Whose Line Is It Anyway?

1988 comedy with Clive Anderson, Stephen Fry and John Sessions

: The Mark Steel Solution

1992 satire

: MacAulay and Co

Comedy highlights from the Edinburgh International Festival

: Ghost Zone

as 6pm

: Fantastic Tales

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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