• Show TV Channels

    Hide TV Channels

  • Show Radio Channels

    Hide Radio Channels

  • Show Years

    Hide Years

  • Issues

Close group

Close group

Day Navigation


: as 11am

: Legal

, Decent, Honest and Truthful (1986)

: Big Toe Books Stories

, poems and songs

: Little Dorrit

Charles Dickens tale (5/5)

: Just William The Cure Richmal Crompton

short story abridged and read by Martin Jarvis

: Born Free Virginia McKenna reads Joy

Adamson's 1960 book about Elsa the lioness (5/8)

: This Sceptred Isle The Damning of the

MacGregors Narrated by Anna Massey (110/216)

: Strange Weather Days Helen Young explores

dramatic weather turns of the last century, concluding with a visit to the unique frost hollow in Rickmansworth near the Chilterns (5/5)

: CBeebies Radio on BBC 7

Songs and stories

: The Inimitable Jeeves

The Great Sermon Handicap
Comic tale by PG Wodehouse

: Ghost Zone Marty Ross sci-fi thriller

, starring
Simon Tait, Gayanne Potter and Joanna Tope (5/5)

: Fantastic Tales Delhi Shiv Grewal reads

Vandana Singh's 2004 ghostly tale

: Listen to Les 1983 comic sketches with Les

Dawson, Colin Edwynn and Daphne Oxenford

: Craddock and Co My Dear Isabelle

Kidnapping crime drama by Chris Thompson, starring Martin Jarvis and Emma Tate

: Publicity Stunts VI Warshawski detective

thriller by Sara Paretsky, read by Buffy Davis (2/2)

: Love for Lydia

Conclusion of HE Bates's 1952 semi-autobiographical novel, with Crispin Bonham-Carter, Margaret Tyzack, Angela Thorne and Juliet Aubrey (10/10)

: The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

The Five Orange Pips Arthur Conan Doyle mystery starring Clive Merrison

: Parsons and Naylor's Pull-Out Sections

2002 comedy sketches

: MacAulay and Co Comedy highlights from

the Edinburgh International Festival (10/10)

: 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.

BBC Guidance

This historical record contains material which some might find offensive
Continue Cancel