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: as 5pm

: as 5.30pm

: Down and Safe

as 8pm

: The Goon Show

1957 comedy sketches with Spike Milligan, Peter Sellers and Harry Secombe

: Tom's Midnight Garden

Cheryl Campbell reads Philippa Pearce 's children's adventure novel first published in 1958 (1/10)


Unknown: Cheryl Campbell
Unknown: Philippa Pearce

: A Year In the Life of Ants

Peter France documents life in two nests of wood ants, revealing the dangers posed to the creatures by the changing seasons and the day-to-day rites of the colonies (1/5)

: CBeebies Radio on BBC 7

Songs and stories

: To the Manor Born

1997 comedy with Penelope Keith and Keith Barron (8/10)

: Bristow

1999 comedy starring Michael Williams, Dora Bryan and Jon Glover (3/4)

: Voices from the Grave: 50 Berkeley Square

Dylan Ritson thriller set in Victorian London, with Sophie Roberts, Harry Myers and John Cummins

: Understand

Rashan Stone reads Ted Chiang's sci-fi thriller about the unexpected benefits resulting from treatment for a horrific accident (1/4)

: The Goon Show

1957 comedy, with Spike Milligan, Peter Sellers and Harry Secombe.

: I'm Sorry I'll Read That Again

1968 comedy with John Cleese, Graeme Garden, Bill Oddie, Tim Brooke-Taylor, Jo Kendall and David Hatch

: Down and Safe

Comedian Mitch Benn presents a celebration of the 1978-1981 sci-fi series Blake's 7 and its rebirth, featuring "The Syndeton Experiment" (1999); "Liberator" (2007), and "When Vila Met Gan" (2008).

: Stand-Up on 7

A performance by surreal comedian Milton Jones

: as 8pm

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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