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: as 5.30pm

: Big Toe Books Stories

, poems and songs

: Sword of Honour Evelyn Waugh's comic

trilogy, starring Hugh Dickson (11/11)

: Jericho Dirk Bogarde reads from an adaptation

of his 1991 mystery novel set in Provence (6/12)

: Dark Star Safari William Roberts reads

from Paul Theroux's 2002 account of a journey from Cairo to Cape Town (1/5)

: This Sceptred Isle The American War of

Independence Narrated by Anna Massey (141/216)

: Back to the Drawing Board Matthew Harvey

explores the world of inventors and inventions (1/5)

: Winston Peter Tinniswood comedy drama

from 1989, starring Maurice Denham (1/6)

: Mind's Eye

Gemma McMullan and Gerry Casey 's supernatural drama about a woman who claims her hands are possessed, starring Dermot Crowley (1/5)


Unknown: Gemma McMullan
Unknown: Gerry Casey
Unknown: Dermot Crowley

: The Willows Roger Allam reads from the

chilling tale by Algernon Blackwood (1/4)

: I'm Sorry I'll Read That Again

1968 ground-breaking archive comedy

: Paul Temple and the Jonathan Mystery

1951 Francis Durbridge detective thriller starring Peter Coke, who died in July, age 95 (6/8)

: The Body on the Beach

Joanna Tope reads the first of Simon Brett's murder mysteries set in the fictitious village of Fethering (1-2/10)

: Shifting the Leaves Dave Sheasby's tale of an

80-year-old woman coming to terms with her past, starring Elizabeth Bradley and Tristan Sturrock (1/5)

: The Return of Sherlock Holmes The Missing

Three-Quarter Bert Coules's adaptation of Arthur Conan Doyle's mystery, starring Clive Merrison

: The Willows

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: as 8.30pm

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: as 9.15pm

: as 10pm

: as 10.30pm

: as 11pm

: as 11.30pm

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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