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: Big Toe Books Stories

, poems and songs

: Lord Peter Wimsey - Busman's Honeymoon

1937 Dorothy L Sayers mystery (4/6)

: A Suitable Boy John Dryden's adaptation of

Vikram Seth's 1994 expansive novel about a mother s attempts to find her daughter a husband (1/5)

: Sweet Dreams

Michael Frayn satire about a man who goes to heaven and is pleasantly surprised (1/7)


Unknown: Michael Frayn

: A Monk and Two Peas Robin Marantz Henig's

biography of "father of genetics" Gregor Mendel (1/5)

: This Sceptred Isle The Treaty of Serene and

Potent Kings and Roast Beef and Plum Pudding (121/216)

: Paper Gardens Leslie Forbes explores links

between artists and gardens, starting with Duncan Grant and Vanessa Bell's daughter Angelica Garnett's return to Charleston - her childhood garden (1/5)

: Bristow 2000 comedy


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Amanda Root and Geoffrey Whitehead star in Wally K Daly 's sci-fi drama about a research scientist who discovers a gene that could determine a man or a woman's natural lifespan (1/2)


Unknown: Amanda Root
Unknown: Geoffrey Whitehead
Unknown: Wally K Daly

: Man in His Time Brian Glover reads Brian

Aldiss's award-winning short story about space travel and its impact on life back home (1/2)

: The Goon Show 1957 comedy


: I'm Sorry I'll Read That Again 1968

comedy with John Cleese and Graeme Garden

: Lord Peter Wimsey - Busman's

Honeymoon 1937 Dorothy L Sayers mystery (4/6)

: Doctor Syn Rufus Sewell reads Russell

Thorndike's adventure (6/10)

: The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes

The Yellow Face Arthur Conan Doyle mystery

: Radio Shuttleworth 2000 comedy

, with guests Bill Bailey and Barbara Dickson (2/6)

: Ed Reardon's Week Comedy


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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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