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: as 5pm

: Bleak House

(1/5) John Dryden's dramatisation of Charles Dickens's involving tale set against a legal backdrop, starring Michael Kitchen

: A Thousand Splendid Suns

Seeta Indran reads an abridged version of Khaled Hosseini 's novel (6/10)


Unknown: Khaled Hosseini

: The Betjeman Letters

(1/5) Michael Williams reads from the collection of letters by poet John Betjeman (1906-1984), starting with his early years

: This Sceptred Isle: The Crimean War

(181/216) Anna Massey narrates a history of Britain

: Matchmakers

(1/5) Series in which Jo Morris explores various links between people and/or things

: Ballylenon 1994 comedy


: Before the Screaming Begins

Wally K Daly sci-fi thriller in which a wedding anniversary celebration is interrupted by an alien invasion (1/3)


Unknown: Wally K Daly

: Out of the Silent Planet

(6/12) Alex Jennings reads from C.S. Lewis's allegorical sci-fi thriller

: The Goon Show

1957 comedy sketches

: I'm Sorry I'll Read That Again

1970 comedy

: Falco: Shadows in Bronze

(1/6) Lindsey Davis detective mystery set in Rome AD 71, dramatised by Mary Cutler and starring Anton Lesser

: The Wallace Collection: The Missing Romny and The Man of the Night

Two Edgar Wallace crime thrillers, read by Jack Shepherd and Robin Bailey respectively

: Anita and Me

(1/10) Meera Syal reads from her semi-autobiographical novel, published in 1996

: The Mystery of a Butcher's Shop

(1/2) Gladys Mitchell murder mystery dramatised by Elizabeth Proud and starring Mary Wimbush

: Intimate Contact with Julian Clary

(6/6) Gently biting camp comedy from 1992

: The Museum of Everything

(1/6) 2005 comedy

: as 6.30pm

: as 8pm

: as 8.30pm

: as 9pm

: 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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